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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 $286,000 $1,493,547,200
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $381,975
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 234
Amount of Paying Back Loans $127,000 $152,683,375
Number of Paying Back Loans 3 185,455
Amount of Ended Loans $159,000 $1,340,481,850
Number of Ended Loans 4 1,758,684
Delinquency Rate 10.37% 21.01%
Amount in Arrears $10,403 $20,265,845
Outstanding Portfolio $100,350 $96,436,598
Number of Loans Delinquent 1 70,450
Default Rate 0.00% 1.73%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $23,256,282
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 57,823
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.40%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $6,269,191
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.62%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $9,328,875
Number of Refunded Loans 0 8,660

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 0.00% 76.91%
Average Loan Size $40,857 $393
Average Individual Loan Size $40,857 $606
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,777
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.9
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $3,100 $5,713
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 1,317.97% 6.88%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 6.45 days 7.79 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $6,338.64 $50.48
  Average Loan Term 30.86 months 11.36 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 1 931,263
  Journaling Rate 25.00% 43.19%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.69

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2016 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 8% APR N/A 26.46% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 3.5% N/A -0.69%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A N/A 12.07%

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Field Partner Staff

Justin Bergendahl
Clarisse Kehler Siebert
Miguel Proença
Pierre-Louis Vié