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Status Update - December 2019


Protests have been on-going in Bolivia due to the contested elections on October 20th. There have been street demonstrations and road blockages across much of the country. Unfortunately, the protests and other demonstrations have resulted in the loss of life and impacted the economy of Bolivia. However, some stability has returned to the country and new elections have been announced for early in 2020. We have been in contact with our partners and are currently monitoring the situation closely as Kiva borrowers and partner staff have been affected by the unrest. This might result in an increase in delinquency rates since a lot of informal economic activities have been impacted. As more information comes in, we will update lenders accordingly.

Partner description:

CIDRE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that supports and contributes to the development of the farming and livestock sector in rural regions of Bolivia. Its vision is to be a leading entity in the provision of financial services, characterized by providing efficient service with sound ethics, creativity, and social engagement with the community.

Currently, CIDRE’s projects are active in five of Bolivia’s nine states, principally in rural areas and on the outskirts of municipalities — areas where they also work to promote regional development. 89% of its loan portfolio is invested in rural areas, and 49% of these clients work in farming, livestock, and dairy production.

CIDRE offers several different types of loan products to its clients. These include business loans, housing credit, consumer credit, individual microcredit, associational microcredit and collateral-based credit.

Business loans are intended to satisfy credit requests from people or businesses who want to borrow $10,000 or more to use for operations or working capital. This loan product is broken down into two categories: production/services and commercial.

On the personal front, housing credit is used for the purchase, construction, renovation, or remodeling of a home, which is used as collateral for the loan. The consumer credit product was designed to meet the needs of individuals for expenditures on consumer goods, payments for services, travel, study, emergencies, remodeling, renovations, and others.

Individual microcredit is designed to provide necessary working or investment capital for farmers, micro-entrepreneurs, or self-employed workers. This product is broken down into two categories: individual microcredit for production and services, and individual microcredit for commerce. And the associational microcredit is designed to finance communal investment. The loan is taken out by group members, who collectively take on the responsibility of paying the group’s debt.

Lastly, the collateral-based credit product is designed to provide working, investment, or consumer capital to farmers, micro-entrepreneurs, or self-employed workers, involving CIDRE or a third-party taking custody of certain products as loan collateral.

Images courtesy of CIDRE.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jul 6, 2009 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $4,686,675 $1,364,076,750
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $413,100
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 48
Amount of Paying Back Loans $1,162,600 $143,936,925
Number of Paying Back Loans 273 189,296
Amount of Ended Loans $3,524,075 $1,219,726,725
Number of Ended Loans 2,510 1,573,479
Delinquency Rate 5.59% 9.71%
Amount in Arrears $25,255 $8,763,444
Outstanding Portfolio $428,132 $90,222,782
Number of Loans Delinquent 100 38,321
Default Rate 1.37% 1.76%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $48,242 $21,514,390
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 69 52,145
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.38%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $5,220,835
Refund Rate 0.10% 0.59%
Amount of Refunded Loans $4,775 $8,098,775
Number of Refunded Loans 5 8,060

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 54.05% 76.44%
Average Loan Size $1,681 $393
Average Individual Loan Size $1,676 $609
Average Group Loan Size $19,875 $1,760
Average number of borrowers per group 4 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $5,500 $5,767
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 30.56% 6.81%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 14.37 days 7.1 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $116.97 $55.34
  Average Loan Term 27.75 months 11.36 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 242 807,893
  Journaling Rate 9.02% 43.04%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.04 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.90 0.79

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2016 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 19% PY 20.00% PY 25.46% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 0.6% 1.5% -2.49%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 232.80% 88.00% 13.08%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Gimena Cano Mejia
Andrea Cortez
Ruth Encinas
Santiago Laserna
Favio Michel Paredes
Álvaro Moscoso Blanco
Oscar Quispe Mamani
Marco Ríos Pastor
Fabiola Solis Via