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Partner Description:

Fondesurco is a non-governmental organization that works closely with clients in the rural regions of Arequipa, Moquegua and Ayacucho in Peru.  Along with prioritizing rural communities, the organization has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and conservation.

Food insecurity, high rates of illiteracy, lack of essential services such as education and electricity, insecure land and water rights, and poor infrastructure all contribute to increased levels of poverty in the rural areas of Peru. In fact, in 2013, a resident born and residing in Lima could expect to live about 20 years longer than someone born in the southern highlands.

A unique lending approach:

Fondesurco will offer green loans to rural communities in Peru with Kiva lenders’ support. In addition to the green requirement, to qualify for a Kiva loan, borrowers must be living below the Peruvian national poverty line standard. This ensures that lender funds are reaching a population that is truly limited in regards to financial access.


Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Dec 10, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $118,600 $873,552,325
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $604,950
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 505
Amount of Paying Back Loans $59,925 $135,603,825
Number of Paying Back Loans 75 165,411
Amount of Ended Loans $58,675 $737,343,550
Number of Ended Loans 86 916,223
Delinquency Rate 0.87% 8.60%
Amount in Arrears $396 $7,503,236
Outstanding Portfolio $45,634 $87,267,520
Number of Loans Delinquent 3 22,532
Default Rate 0.00% 1.32%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $9,715,856
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 27,172
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.03% 0.44%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $32 $3,823,595
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.65%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,700,625
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,834

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 39.49% 74.90%
Average Loan Size $737 $407
Average Individual Loan Size $737 $640
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,807
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $12,000 $5,934
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 6.14% 6.87%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 5.44 days 6.92 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $135.51 $58.90
  Average Loan Term 12.93 months 11.05 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 0 446,955
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 41.59%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.27

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2015 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 30% PY 29.00% PY 26.87% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 0.1% 1.4% -0.77%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 42.00% 18.82%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Claudia Victoria Cahuana Chávez
Ana Rocio Cuchuirumi Merma
Flor Victoria Villena Sosa