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Partner Description:
COCAFAL is a non-profit small producer coffee cooperative focused on supporting sustainable development in north western Honduras. The organization collects coffee from its more than 800 members and processes it in their own processing plant producing 130.000 quintals per crop (more than 13.000.000 pounds). Their Organic Fair Trade coffee is exported to countries as USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, Germany or Japan. COCAFCAL produces many organic products from the rural communities of Honduras including coffee, fruits, medical herbs, timber trees, nursery plants, organic fertilizers and honey.
The cooperative also offers credit, technical, productive and marketing trainings to its members.
A unique lending approach:
COCAFCAL is always thinking creatively about new ways to improve its members’ production and quality of life. With financial support from the Fair Trade premium, it is offering 4 new loans for organic and Fair Trade beekeeping, passion fruit, coffee growing and food processing.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Mar 24, 2015 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $380,750 $865,272,100
Amount of raised Inactive loans $8,425 $416,675
Number of raised Inactive loans 6 305
Amount of Paying Back Loans $364,575 $137,521,575
Number of Paying Back Loans 111 167,247
Amount of Ended Loans $7,750 $727,333,850
Number of Ended Loans 10 903,338
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 8.12%
Amount in Arrears $0 $7,273,690
Outstanding Portfolio $351,652 $89,586,842
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 22,099
Default Rate 0.00% 1.32%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $9,621,447
Amount of Ended Loans $7,750 $727,333,850
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 26,678
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.43%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $3,748,624
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.64%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,544,100
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,818

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 8.03% 74.87%
Average Loan Size $2,998 $408
Average Individual Loan Size $2,998 $640
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,805
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $4,800 $5,937
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 62.46% 6.86%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 12.45 days 6.9 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $240.76 $59.02
  Average Loan Term 50.19 months 11.04 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 22 439,156
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 41.46%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.29

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2015 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 16% APR 36.00% PY 27.39% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 3.18% 2.2% -0.64%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 41.00% 19.18%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Nicolas Escalante
Bernard Ornilla
Jose Omar Rodriguez