Youth Business St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a non-profit organization that was established in 2012 to address the level of poverty, unemployment and underemployment among youth in country.
The organization offers business loans, in addition to business planning help, mentoring, and accounting and money management advice. It targets youth who otherwise would not be able to acquire a loan or access funding due to their personal circumstances, social status or lack of collateral.
A unique lending approach:
YBSVG assists disadvantaged youth, including former convicted criminals, youth who live in abject poverty, those living with a physically disability, and many who could not complete schooling. Each loan issued by YBSVG is intended to help entrepreneurs start their businesses. A low interest rate of 7-12% and loan duration of up to 5 years make the organization’s loans accessible and flexible. With Kiva’s support, YBSVG will be able to expand their current credit program, keep up with demand, and provide disadvantaged youth with more opportunities.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jun 16, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $37,575 $674,510,100
Amount of raised Inactive loans $16,600 $540,275
Number of raised Inactive loans 5 288
Amount of Paying Back Loans $20,975 $126,927,225
Number of Paying Back Loans 8 140,415
Amount of Ended Loans $0 $547,042,600
Number of Ended Loans 0 683,168
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 5.76%
Amount in Arrears $0 $4,713,283
Outstanding Portfolio $20,469 $81,881,378
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 16,575
Default Rate 0.00% 1.12%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $6,101,289
Amount of Ended Loans $0 $547,042,600
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 18,778
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.20%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $1,320,899
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.70%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $4,721,250
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,239

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 50.00% 74.24%
Average Loan Size $2,890 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $2,890 $656
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,840
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $0 $3,385
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 0.00% 12.32%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 0.33 days 6.08 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $8,772.88 $68.61
  Average Loan Term 33.88 months 10.65 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 0 333,498
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 41.63%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.07
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.66

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 12% APR N/A 32.07% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A N/A -1.94%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A N/A 19.61%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Yohance Gibson
Kenneth Lynch
Amos Tittle