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According to the United Nations Development Programme, developing countries are 80 times more likely to be victims of climate-change-related disasters. The majority of investments made in carbon-related technologies, however, do not reach the poorest regions of the developing world.
Nexus, a cooperative of non-profits, currently offers carbon-financing services to SMEs that are reducing the carbon footprint in developing countries. The organization is working to create more sustainable, low-carbon pathways towards poverty alleviation. Through its cooperative structure, Nexus pools resources and distributes risk associated with international funding in carbon.

Nexus has committed to provide clean energy to 20 million people in developing countries and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million tons CO2eq by 2020.
A unique lending approach:

With Kiva’s help, Nexus offers working capital loans to finance business growth and innovation for SMEs working to alleviate poverty and reduce green house gas emissions in the developing world. Nexus borrowers use the loans to expand their capacity for production, inventory, sales, and marketing activities to scale the growth of their business.  


Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Oct 16, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $109,000 $891,653,975
Amount of raised Inactive loans $50,000 $727,950
Number of raised Inactive loans 1 397
Amount of Paying Back Loans $59,000 $142,187,675
Number of Paying Back Loans 2 175,321
Amount of Ended Loans $0 $748,738,350
Number of Ended Loans 0 931,362
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 9.12%
Amount in Arrears $0 $8,500,428
Outstanding Portfolio $50,000 $93,219,235
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 31,449
Default Rate 0.00% 1.35%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $10,130,159
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 28,454
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.45%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $3,973,667
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.64%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,731,525
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,858

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 0.00% 74.98%
Average Loan Size $36,333 $406
Average Individual Loan Size $36,333 $638
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,803
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $3,100 $5,928
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 1,172.04% 6.85%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 5.1 days 6.94 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $7,122.73 $58.53
  Average Loan Term 32.33 months 11.07 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 1 459,189
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 41.59%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.25

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2015 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 8% APR N/A 26.64% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -1.1% N/A 0.12%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A N/A 18.47%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Thomas Blackburn