Status Update - May 14, 2012

Kiva and Womens Development Businesses (WDB) have agreed to end their partnership. The microfinance institution has repaid its outstanding balance to Kiva in full, and these funds have been distributed to lenders. We thank WDB for joining as Kiva's first Field Partner in South Africa, and for reliably administering loans to entrepreneurial women. 

Partner Description:

The WDB Micro Finance (WDB MF) was established in 1991. WDB MF is a microcredit program replicating the world-renowned Grameen Bank philosophy of banking on poor women.

The core business of WDB MF is making credit accessible and available to rural women who are the poorest of the poor.

The strategic drivers of WDB MF are to:

• Disburse loans to poor rural women using a relationship based methodology, on a professional basis with the aim of supporting their self-development activities and improving the quality of life in their families
• Build women’s financial knowledge and business skills, through participation in the credit scheme
• Support technical, managerial, leadership and other skills, through training to enhance women’s income generating activities and productivity
• Strengthen community and women’s organizations and services by working with them in offering credit, training and technical assistance
• Support, assist and conduct research programmes which are necessary for the viability of projects and women’s advancement as a whole
• Share knowledge, expertise, experiences and information through coordinating with women’s and development groups and producing accessible and relevant material

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Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Nov 29, 2010 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $115,375 $1,526,460,270
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $504,800
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 174
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $161,934,995
Number of Paying Back Loans 0 199,857
Amount of Ended Loans $115,375 $1,364,020,475
Number of Ended Loans 105 1,793,214
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 19.15%
Amount in Arrears $0 $19,832,105
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $103,577,642
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 87,127
Default Rate 0.00% 1.73%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $23,624,657
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 58,811
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.10% 0.40%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $119 $6,432,646
Refund Rate 4.33% 0.61%
Amount of Refunded Loans $5,000 $9,369,125
Number of Refunded Loans 3 8,706

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 100.00% 77.08%
Average Loan Size $223 $392
Average Individual Loan Size $0 $605
Average Group Loan Size $1,115 $1,776
Average number of borrowers per group 5 7.9
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $12,700 $5,695
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 1.76% 6.89%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 0.38 days 7.88 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $590.84 $49.77
  Average Loan Term 4.36 months 11.36 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 2 942,957
  Journaling Rate 1.90% 42.90%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.69

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower N/A N/A 27.92% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A N/A -0.56%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 9.00% 11.51%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Alexis Ditkowsky
Bulisani Mnguni
Thabo Moahloli
Elizabeth Moore
Gcinile Mzimela
Onica Sebego
Protas Zama
Simangele Zikhali