Quang Binh Women Development Fund (QBWDF) is a social fund that provides households in the Quang Binh province of Vietnam with loans for small businesses and to construct sanitary latrines. Lack of sanitation is a major health concern for the 20-30% of Quang Binh’s population who live well below the poverty line.
QBWDF aims to improve the health standards of these communities by providing loans to women who would otherwise not be able to afford building sanitary latrines in their communities.
A unique lending approach:
QBWDF uses a group lending strategy to provide loans to 10-15 women who are already part of a savings/loan group. Most of these women earn less than $2/day. 
QBWDF offers loans depending on the type of latrine needed and the loan is repaid in monthly installments. After dispersing the loans, QBWDF follows up with borrowers to ensure they have used the loans to build and/or update their latrines.
The loans provide funding to women that help cover the cost of materials and labor to construct sanitary latrines. Additionally, QBWDF trains masons to construct the latrines and connects the masons with clients in need. QBWDF has trained at least one mason for every community where the latrines will be built. 

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jun 10, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $146,300 $720,705,200
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $513,950
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 352
Amount of Paying Back Loans $146,300 $133,013,825
Number of Paying Back Loans 256 152,720
Amount of Ended Loans $0 $587,177,425
Number of Ended Loans 0 728,047
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 7.25%
Amount in Arrears $0 $6,246,136
Outstanding Portfolio $119,190 $86,144,297
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 20,682
Default Rate 0.00% 1.16%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $6,837,380
Amount of Ended Loans $0 $587,177,425
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 19,782
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.27%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $1,945,073
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.68%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $4,898,125
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,415

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 99.64% 74.40%
Average Loan Size $571 $416
Average Individual Loan Size $571 $653
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,849
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $5,600 $5,938
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 10.21% 7.01%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 7.45 days 6.37 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $76.68 $65.31
  Average Loan Term 24.89 months 10.77 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 0 354,026
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 41.33%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.07
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.57

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 15% APR 22.00% PY 31.97% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 1.5% 7.2% -1.93%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 11.00% 19.57%

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Field Partner Staff

Van Ngo Thi Thanh