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 $866,290,725
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $438,300
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 312
Amount of Paying Back Loans $30,000 $138,225,075
Number of Paying Back Loans 1 168,102
Amount of Ended Loans $20,000 $727,627,350
Number of Ended Loans 1 903,770
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 7.99%
Amount in Arrears $0 $7,217,709
Outstanding Portfolio $30,000 $90,329,689
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 21,355
Default Rate 91.00% 1.32%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $18,200 $9,618,429
Amount of Ended Loans $20,000 $727,627,350
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 1 26,678
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.43%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $3,748,624
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.65%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,634,100
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,820

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 100.00% 74.87%
Average Loan Size $25,000 $408
Average Individual Loan Size $25,000 $640
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,806
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,600 $5,938
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 961.54% 6.86%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 7.42 days 6.9 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $3,368.13 $59.03
  Average Loan Term 28 months 11.04 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 4 439,977
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 41.48%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.29

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 27.38% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 4.6% -0.69%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 184.00% 19.11%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Cyrille Antignac
Claire Beatley
Antoine Collet
Rémi Van Ooteghem