Status update - Feb 2, 2019 Kiva and Uberis Capital have agreed to end their partnership after nearly 5 years and USD50,000 in loans raised. This partner has repaid its outstanding balance to Kiva in full, and these funds have been distributed to lenders. We thank Uberis Capital for the years of collaboration and wish them success in their future endeavors.

Partner description: 
Uberis Capital is an impact investing venture capital firm that supports high-growth social enterprises in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar and Indonesia. The firm seeks to benefit low-income populations by supporting social enterprises that create jobs and training opportunities, primarily in the areas of smallholder agriculture, rural energy, household improvement and hospitality. 
 
A unique lending approach:

Uberis Capital’s for-profit “Impact Fund” makes equity investments to social enterprises. Kiva funding allows Uberis to run a “Venture Fund” that targets smaller, less mature social enterprises with financing needs between $20,000 and $50,000. The Venture Fund would not generate profits for Uberis Capital, but could act as an incubator for future investments by the Impact Fund. 



These enterprises are too big for traditional microfinance loans and too small for most impact investors. Bank loans, if available at all, are often prohibitively expensive. Patient, risk-tolerant capital is needed to fill this gap, often referred to as the “missing middle.” 

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jul 7, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $50,000 $1,342,485,625
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $1,163,725
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 1,504
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $147,630,950
Number of Paying Back Loans 0 195,038
Amount of Ended Loans $50,000 $1,193,690,950
Number of Ended Loans 2 1,537,959
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 10.49%
Amount in Arrears $0 $9,735,701
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $92,847,283
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 57,667
Default Rate 71.25% 1.76%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $35,625 $21,037,796
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 2 51,424
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.39%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $5,195,382
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.59%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $7,939,025
Number of Refunded Loans 0 7,847

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 100.00% 76.43%
Average Loan Size $25,000 $394
Average Individual Loan Size $25,000 $609
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,762
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,600 $5,773
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 961.54% 6.82%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 7.42 days 7.13 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $3,368.13 $55.26
  Average Loan Term 28 months 11.35 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 5 796,556
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 43.15%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.80

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 10% APR 30.00% PY 25.24% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 4.6% -1.43%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 184.00% 12.96%

Country Fast Facts

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