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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 $107,275 $670,612,100
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $404,300
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 194
Amount of Paying Back Loans $95,875 $126,733,225
Number of Paying Back Loans 61 141,047
Amount of Ended Loans $11,400 $543,474,575
Number of Ended Loans 6 678,483
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 5.98%
Amount in Arrears $0 $4,901,086
Outstanding Portfolio $76,218 $81,919,221
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 19,029
Default Rate 0.00% 1.13%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $6,124,277
Amount of Ended Loans $11,400 $543,474,575
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 18,793
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.20%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $1,317,367
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.70%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $4,720,150
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,237

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 48.53% 74.24%
Average Loan Size $1,601 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $1,601 $655
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,839
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,817 $3,386
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 56.84% 12.31%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 6.04 days 6.06 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $265.08 $68.74
  Average Loan Term 34.53 months 10.64 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 0 331,778
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 41.65%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.07
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.67

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2013 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 9% APR 20.00% PY 32.63% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -0.6% 1.5% -1.90%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 88.00% 19.71%

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