Last updated October 18, 2012

Partner Description:

FUNDA-PRO is a nonprofit organization considered to be one of Bolivia’s leading financial institutions focused on developing Bolivia’s rural business sector. Established in 1992, FUNDA-PRO raised enough capital to grow its offerings and geographic footprint. In the process, it became instrumental in the development of Bolivia’s microfinance sector, providing funding to many emerging MFIs.

Among the many programs that FUNDA-PRO manages, one of the most prominent is EDUCA-PRO. Established in 1996, it was created to offer loans at flexible rates and terms to students who couldn’t otherwise graduate due to financial constraints. EDUCA-PRO’s goalis to bridge the gap between Bolivia’s education sector and job market by providing students with the resources they need to gain skills and complete their degrees.

A unique lending approach

Today with Kiva’s help, EDUCA-PRO will be able to expand its outreach in remote and rural areas, supporting students in their pursuit of degrees and jobs to help their families. EDUCA-PRO will also be offering a unique “start-up” loan product that will enable recent university graduates to set up their own businesses. The goal is to incentivize entrepreneurship among young people in Bolivia.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Sep 19, 2013 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $60,575 $586,524,650
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $575,375
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 493
Amount of Paying Back Loans $60,250 $119,938,425
Number of Paying Back Loans 35 126,745
Amount of Ended Loans $325 $466,010,850
Number of Ended Loans 1 592,750
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 3.39%
Amount in Arrears $0 $2,666,127
Outstanding Portfolio $51,918 $78,651,892
Number of loanDelinquent 0 10,408
Default Rate 0.00% 1.15%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $5,337,667
Amount of Ended Loans $325 $466,010,850
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 16,806
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.08%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $480,684
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.77%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $4,496,250
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,040

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 40.54% 74.17%
Average Loan Size $1,683 $418
Average Individual Loan Size $1,683 $656
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,827
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,817 $3,433
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 59.73% 12.19%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 7.56 days 5.58 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $222.47 $75.01
  Average Loan Term 33.95 months 10.31 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 0 292,969
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 42.41%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.08
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.89

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2012 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 9% APR 20.00% PY 33.64% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -0.3% 1.5% -1.40%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 88.00% 41.35%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Fernando Aguilar
Nadia Alcazar García
Elisa Angulo Torrico
Edgar Arias Alcázar
Sergio Buitrago Burgoa
Lorena Dávila López
Miguel Durán Molina
Jhonny Espejo Ticona
Nely La Mar Velasco
Roly Marica Balcazar
Daniela Murillo Quiroga
Oscar Olmos Ramirez
Marco Antonio Salinas Pereira