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Partner Description:
Soieries du Mékong is committed to promoting and reviving the art of silk scarf making. Cambodian traditional crafts - such as silk weaving - were put aside under the Khmer Rouge regime and the subsequent wars.
Soieries du Mékong combats rural exodus in Cambodia by teaching young Cambodian men and women the art of scarf weaving and enabling them to sell their products in Europe and South-East Asia. The fashionable silk scarves are designed in France and then produced in Cambodia by low-income rural weavers.
A unique lending approach:
Soieries du Mekong loans allow silk weavers to purchase the material needed for making scarves and stoles for one production cycle. During a production cycle weavers can produce between 50 and 65 silk, wool and/or cashmere scarves.
Soieries du Mekong also provides numerous non-financial services to its weavers in order to empower them to increase their living standards. These services include free language and math classes as well as financial literacy programs. In addition, Soieries du Mékong covers 80% of the weavers' medical expenses.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Dec 1, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $53,125 $873,552,325
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $604,950
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 505
Amount of Paying Back Loans $6,950 $135,603,825
Number of Paying Back Loans 14 165,411
Amount of Ended Loans $46,175 $737,343,550
Number of Ended Loans 108 916,223
Delinquency Rate 4.68% 8.60%
Amount in Arrears $325 $7,503,236
Outstanding Portfolio $6,950 $87,267,520
Number of Loans Delinquent 1 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 0.00% 0.44%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $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 90.24% 74.90%
Average Loan Size $435 $407
Average Individual Loan Size $435 $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 $2,600 $5,934
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 16.75% 6.87%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 0.26 days 6.92 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $1,670.87 $58.90
  Average Loan Term 6.98 months 11.05 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 2 446,955
  Journaling Rate 1.74% 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 0% APR 30.00% PY 26.87% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 4.6% -0.77%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 184.00% 18.82%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Paul Bruneau
Thibault de Chenerilles