Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA) is a registered, non-governmental organization in Kenya that works in poor, rural and suburban areas where people have little or no access to basic services and resources.
Focusing mainly on reaching women and youth, the organization aims to alleviate poverty through social mobilization as a means for enterprise and job creation, business training, value addition and market linkage support, and access to microfinance services.
A unique lending approach:
HiH EA targets poor, vulnerable individuals, who are living on less than $2 USD per day and are excluded from the existing financial services in poor rural and urban areas.
The organization has developed a 24-week enterprise development-training program that ensures each borrower has basic business and loan management skills prior to receiving a loan. Each loan on Kiva will be an Enterprise Incubation Fund (EIF) loan, which will help borrowers to start or enhance their enterprises.
HiH EA has specifically tried to target the client segment that most financial institutions shy away from in order to give low-income individuals opportunities they otherwise would not have access to. With Kiva’s support, HiH EA will be able to assist vulnerable individuals, particularly women and youth, to develop credit history, improve livelihood, ensure food security and increase income.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jun 25, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $1,204,950 $1,342,243,800
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $1,129,300
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 1,461
Amount of Paying Back Loans $105,500 $147,423,550
Number of Paying Back Loans 841 194,726
Amount of Ended Loans $1,099,450 $1,193,690,950
Number of Ended Loans 3,787 1,537,959
Delinquency Rate 0.27% 10.51%
Amount in Arrears $184 $9,735,701
Outstanding Portfolio $51,528 $92,639,883
Number of Loans Delinquent 13 57,667
Default Rate 0.00% 1.76%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $21,037,796
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 51,424
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.18% 0.39%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $2,149 $5,195,382
Refund Rate 0.27% 0.59%
Amount of Refunded Loans $3,300 $7,939,025
Number of Refunded Loans 6 7,847

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 78.79% 76.42%
Average Loan Size $147 $394
Average Individual Loan Size $140 $609
Average Group Loan Size $482 $1,762
Average number of borrowers per group 3.2 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,800 $5,773
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 8.15% 6.82%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 5.19 days 7.13 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $28.24 $55.26
  Average Loan Term 11.34 months 11.35 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 604 796,440
  Journaling Rate 14.64% 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 2017 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 34% APR 36.00% PY 25.24% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 7.24% 0.5% -1.43%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 56.00% 12.96%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Jelimo Bilha
Eucabeth Maneno
Ann Mbuba
Erick Midida
Penina Mueni
George Munene
Daniel Mwaniki
Caroline Ngonge
Brian Omondi
George Wachira
Samuel Wachira
Albert Wambugu
Jane Wamutira