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June 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Update:

Kiva has been in contact with ODEF to understand how we can best support their business and borrowers during the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to prioritize the safety and well-being of all staff, borrowers and their families as this global pandemic continues.

While country-specific responses to the crisis vary, most governments have imposed curfews, travel restrictions, and nation-wide shutdowns. Honduras has imposed temporary moratoriums on loan payments, affecting not only microfinance, but the economy as a whole. 

As a result, borrowers and ODEF may experience difficulty making and collecting loan repayments due to the aforementioned restrictions or fallout effects of the virus. Over the coming months, it’s possible that lenders will see a delay in repayments and new loans posted by ODEF. As an impact-first funder, Kiva is committed to serving our Field Partners, as in past crises. We are sympathetic to temporary increases in repayment delays and delinquency in order to help Field Partners and borrower communities recover. 

Kiva is working closely with ODEF to support them and their borrowers through the COVID-19 crisis. ODEF is sending regular updates to Kiva, and we'll update Partner Pages as we learn more. 

On behalf of Kiva and ODEF, we’re grateful for your continued support through this difficult time. 

Partner Description:

ODEF Financiera SA (ODEF) is a microfinance institution that serves micro and small enterprises throughout the Northwest and the Atlantic Coast of Honduras. It focuses on women in rural and marginal urban areas, and provides loans for sustainable development and quality of life improvement.

The only organization of its kind in Honduras, ODEF analyzes and focuses on poverty reduction by providing loan products. Its goal is to become the leading microfinance institution in the country with the highest impact standards in the industry.

In 2005, ODEF introduced a technical assistance, social impact branch of its organization called ODEF-OPDF (Private Financial Development Organization, or Organización Privada de Desarrollo Financiero). This branch specializes in a more hands on, educational approach to assist borrowers in self-sufficiency and community development.

ODEF's unique lending team approach: ODEF targets low-income clients, stresses poverty reduction and focuses on sustainability and environmentally-friendly products. Because its staff and board are trained in social performance, ODEF is able to focus on these areas of interest. In the past, ODEF has offered loans for sustainable agriculture, soil conservation, and agroforestry.

In addition to agricultural loans, ODEF provides loans for consumption, small and medium enterprises, and housing. To ensure self-sustainability among its borrowers, the organization offers financial literacy education.

Because of the team’s methodological structure and the selective process for choosing borrowers, ODEF has achieved widespread impact as an organization. With an active portfolio of 500 million lempiras (US$25.3 million), 31 branches and more than 25,000 clients, ODEF has proved to be a successful partner with a promising future.


Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Oct 8, 2011 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $6,388,100 $1,609,079,370
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $859,175
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 756
Amount of Paying Back Loans $749,075 $165,318,825
Number of Paying Back Loans 452 202,818
Amount of Ended Loans $5,639,025 $1,442,901,370
Number of Ended Loans 8,077 1,907,547
Delinquency Rate 8.14% 17.21%
Amount in Arrears $36,027 $17,834,956
Outstanding Portfolio $417,688 $103,633,584
Number of Loans Delinquent 138 75,528
Default Rate 0.85% 1.71%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $48,140 $24,705,555
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 128 61,798
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.40%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $3,239 $7,011,687
Refund Rate 8.10% 0.59%
Amount of Refunded Loans $517,575 $9,486,100
Number of Refunded Loans 21 8,846

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 59.52% 77.44%
Average Loan Size $670 $392
Average Individual Loan Size $745 $600
Average Group Loan Size $1,649 $1,805
Average number of borrowers per group 4 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $4,800 $5,673
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 13.95% 6.91%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 10.84 days 8.07 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $61.75 $48.58
  Average Loan Term 13.95 months 11.36 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 5,482 980,751
  Journaling Rate 60.75% 42.28%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.67

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2016 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 34% PY 36.00% PY 26.41% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 1.28% 2.2% -0.56%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 71.50% 41.00% 11.35%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Repayment Reporting API
Karen Perdomo
Nulvia Ramirez Gamoneda