Status update"? August 14, 2017 Kiva has moved this Field Partner to inactive status. This means Sunfarmer is temporarily not fundraising loans on Kiva and this partner doesn?t have an outstanding balance with Kiva lenders. Sunfarmer has recently changed its overall strategy and is taking time to develop a new type of loan to be fundraised on Kiva. If and when this partner requests to fundraise again, Kiva will first conduct any additional monitoring and due diligence tasks we believe necessary. Partner description:" SunFarmer is a nonprofit organization that brings solar energy to hospitals, schools, and other institutions that lack reliable energy. According to the World Bank and UN, an estimated 1 billion people use health services without electricity and over"291 million children"go to primary schools without access to any electricity. "Lack of electricity prevents access to basic healthcare, education, and other services that are fundamental to alleviating poverty and improving quality of life." " SunFarmer aims to provide high quality solar energy installations at low-cost financing. The organization installs the solar energy system and provides maintenance and support to ensure the system performs over the long-term. " A unique lending approach: " SunFarmer's loans are used to install solar energy systems at health facilities, schools, and other critical service institutions in remote areas that currently have little or no access to electricity." Funding from Kiva will be used for loans given directly to these institutions. "

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jul 11, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $46,825 $1,757,253,975
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $440,275
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 146
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $162,405,770
Number of Paying Back Loans 0 193,205
Amount of Ended Loans $46,825 $1,591,165,905
Number of Ended Loans 5 2,108,647
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 15.57%
Amount in Arrears $0 $15,684,662
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $100,723,775
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 72,491
Default Rate 0.00% 1.69%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $26,900,027
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 70,065
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.46%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $9,201,759
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.57%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $9,961,195
Number of Refunded Loans 0 9,182

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 83.33% 77.81%
Average Loan Size $9,365 $388
Average Individual Loan Size $9,365 $594
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,839
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8.2
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,400 $5,629
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 390.21% 6.90%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 0.59 days 8.43 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $15,967.48 $46.06
  Average Loan Term 74 months 11.38 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 14 1,070,835
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 42.46%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.62

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 13% APR 22.00% PY 26.27% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 2.8% 0.00%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 32.00% 0.00%

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Field Partner Staff

Eli Mitchell-Larson