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Status Update - December 18, 2014

Kiva and Banco D-MIRO have agreed to end their partnership after more than 5 years and more than $3,600,000 in loans raised. This Lending Partner has repaid its outstanding balance to Kiva in full, and these funds have been distributed to lenders. We thank Banco D-MIRO for the years of collaboration and wish them success in their future endeavors.

Partner Description:

Banco D-MIRO was founded in 1997 when Mission Alliance created it as a microfinance program to promote the development of the most vulnerable sectors of Ecuador’s economy. It officially became a bank in 2011, opening 14 offices in five provinces and providing 35,000 local borrowers with financial services.

The organization targets marginalized families and micro-entrepreneurs who have been excluded from the traditional financial system for reasons including culture, gender, race, poverty, disability and illness.

D-MIRO’s financial offerings include a variety of special microcredit products, including loans for housing, education, and medical treatment. It even provides subsidized loans for the disabled and HIV-positive borrowers, students and young entrepreneurs who are considered too risky by other institutions.

In addition to credit, D-MIRO provides all of its clients and their dependents with free health and life insurance.

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Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Oct 23, 2009 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $3,614,125 $1,959,307,040
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $222,235
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 190
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $161,570,650
Number of Paying Back Loans 0 189,208
Amount of Ended Loans $3,614,125 $1,768,476,020
Number of Ended Loans 3,749 2,370,357
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 12.09%
Amount in Arrears $0 $12,154,807
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $100,506,286
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 72,423
Default Rate 0.83% 1.83%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $30,143 $32,355,409
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 82 84,925
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.50%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $12,005,888
Refund Rate 0.32% 0.54%
Amount of Refunded Loans $11,600 $10,526,300
Number of Refunded Loans 11 9,596

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 70.00% 78.24%
Average Loan Size $963 $392
Average Individual Loan Size $964 $589
Average Group Loan Size $1,200 $1,892
Average number of borrowers per group 4 8.3
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $10,600 $5,600
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 9.08% 7.00%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 10.73 days 8.93 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $89.73 $43.86
  Average Loan Term 11.5 months 11.47 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 405 1,178,731
  Journaling Rate 10.35% 42.24%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.24 0.02
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.39 0.57

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2012 data)

    This Lending Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 25% PY 20.00% PY 27.02% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 0.4% 1.8% -3.10%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 49.00% 0.00%

Country Fast Facts

Lending Partner Staff