SEED, founded in 2004, is a young microfinance organization in the Philippines that operates in the metro Manila area. 
 
In addition to loans, SEED provides saving services, business development classes and skills trainings. About 90% of SEED’s active borrowers are underprivileged poor living in depressed, urban areas. 
 
A unique lending approach:
 
Fundraising on Kiva will allow SEED expand to new areas and to scale new loan products. In addition to their traditional business loans, SEED will work to scale its 0% interest start-up loans, which include intensive business training for new entrepreneurs, and several other innovative loan products. 

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jun 10, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $680,650 $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 $103,475 $147,423,550
Number of Paying Back Loans 354 194,726
Amount of Ended Loans $577,175 $1,193,690,950
Number of Ended Loans 1,372 1,537,959
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 10.51%
Amount in Arrears $0 $9,735,701
Outstanding Portfolio $36,573 $92,639,883
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 57,667
Default Rate 0.07% 1.76%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $408 $21,037,796
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 1 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 91.72% 76.42%
Average Loan Size $306 $394
Average Individual Loan Size $370 $609
Average Group Loan Size $656 $1,762
Average number of borrowers per group 4.3 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $7,000 $5,773
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 4.38% 6.82%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 1.03 days 7.13 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $297.09 $55.26
  Average Loan Term 5.39 months 11.35 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 416 796,440
  Journaling Rate 28.41% 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 2016 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 47% PY 46.00% PY 25.24% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -24.22% 4.8% -1.43%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 8.00% 12.96%

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Field Partner Staff

Dada Aytin
Robenson Raborar