M7-MFI is a microfinance institution in Vietnam that is focused on serving poor women and ethnic minorities in the northern part of the country.
The organization disburses loans to groups of up to five individuals in local communities. Loans are divided into three general categories, including short-term seasonal loans of six months, short loans of between nine and twelve months, and medium term loans of between 18 and 24 months. Additionally, M7-MFI provides gender education and business consulting services to clients in their homes and at group meetings.
A unique lending approach:
M7-MFI offers loans for several purposes, including obtaining capital for small businesses, assisting with education and health services, providing environmental protection, and providing access to specific resources for women.
In Vietnam, half of ethnic minorities still live under the poverty line. Challenges include gender inequality, family violence, and low education levels. M7-MFI aims to rise above these challenges by providing loans to this disadvantaged group. In­ addition, the organization regularly provides gender education and business consulting services, and builds homes for poor clients. With Kiva’s support, M7-MFI would like to meet existing demands from clients and expand operations.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Apr 11, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $781,425 $732,639,600
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $308,450
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 233
Amount of Paying Back Loans $717,925 $135,087,750
Number of Paying Back Loans 282 155,855
Amount of Ended Loans $63,500 $597,243,400
Number of Ended Loans 23 740,549
Delinquency Rate 0.03% 9.55%
Amount in Arrears $97 $8,424,213
Outstanding Portfolio $347,941 $88,215,442
Number of Loans Delinquent 1 31,109
Default Rate 0.00% 1.17%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $6,983,576
Amount of Ended Loans $63,500 $597,243,400
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 20,011
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.29%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $2,153,504
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.67%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $4,933,250
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,439

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 95.54% 74.47%
Average Loan Size $486 $416
Average Individual Loan Size $0 $652
Average Group Loan Size $2,562 $1,849
Average number of borrowers per group 5.3 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $5,600 $5,942
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 8.68% 7.00%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 13.5 days 6.47 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $36.01 $64.24
  Average Loan Term 13.37 months 10.8 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 27 361,634
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 41.47%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.06
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.53

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2013 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 24% APR 22.00% PY 31.73% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 2.3% 7.2% -0.77%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 11.00% 19.33%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Do Khanh Linh
Giang Nguyen Hai