Mozambikes is a for-profit social enterprise headquartered in Maputo, Mozambique. The organization imports bicycle parts and assembles them locally in Maputo, using local labor.
The organization hopes to provide Mozambicans living near the poverty line with access to bicycles, positively affecting both the financial livelihoods and quality of life of their users. Bikes can help improve personal health, increase access to education,  as well as increase income levels and business efficiency.
A unique lending approach:
Mozambikes currently focuses on selling bicycles to NGO’s and private sector companies, who then donate bikes to their communities, employees, customers or other stakeholders. Each bike is designed to be extremely robust and appropriate for rural conditions, and sells for $130. Companies can also elect to just purchase advertising space on the bicycles, and let Mozambikes sell them into the rural market at the reduced rate of $40.
Bicycles have a positive affect on the professional and personal lives of users-- from decreasing commute time, to becoming a tool for entrepreneurial activity, to increasing access to crucial services like health clinics.
Kiva funding will allow Mozambikes to expand their clientele, and will provide a financing option for bikes for Mozambicans living near the poverty line. Each loan will either be for an individual bicycle, or a bicycle and trailer, at a flat interest rate of 5%. With Kiva’s support, Mozambikes can unlock a new segment of low-income residents in Mozambique who can benefit from a bike.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Dec 3, 2015 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $3,575 $938,733,525
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $507,775
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 467
Amount of Paying Back Loans $3,475 $144,042,825
Number of Paying Back Loans 26 176,404
Amount of Ended Loans $100 $794,182,925
Number of Ended Loans 1 994,953
Delinquency Rate 100.00% 7.87%
Amount in Arrears $987 $7,432,587
Outstanding Portfolio $987 $94,487,939
Number of Loans Delinquent 26 19,266
Default Rate 0.00% 1.40%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $11,137,050
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 31,506
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 15.25% 0.46%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $545 $4,278,396
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.63%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,887,300
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,924

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 25.00% 75.19%
Average Loan Size $108 $401
Average Individual Loan Size $109 $634
Average Group Loan Size $425 $1,772
Average number of borrowers per group 4 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,200 $5,897
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 9.03% 6.80%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 0.07 days 6.93 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $1,556.58 $57.88
  Average Loan Term 5.75 months 11.1 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 2 486,797
  Journaling Rate 7.41% 41.49%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.20

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 5% APR 68.00% PY 25.92% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -25% 2.1% -0.29%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 86.00% 17.68%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Paulo Almeida
Lauren Thomas