Kiva conducts regular, ongoing monitoring of all Field Partners, but only posts status updates here in response to relevant, major changes at the partner.

Status update — February 20, 2019

Due to unexpected liquidity issues, COCAFCAL has been unable to repay their full balance on time. Kiva is in touch with the organization and will continue to work to recover the amount owed to lenders. We will settle out funds as they’re received. Given the lack of repayment, Kiva has decided to move this partner from active to paused status.

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 $1,437,649,975
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $1,430,575
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 143
Amount of Paying Back Loans $358,050 $147,303,900
Number of Paying Back Loans 112 165,841
Amount of Ended Loans $22,700 $1,288,915,500
Number of Ended Loans 15 1,686,662
Delinquency Rate 71.71% 23.04%
Amount in Arrears $191,842 $21,840,658
Outstanding Portfolio $267,529 $94,780,337
Number of Loans Delinquent 112 83,233
Default Rate 0.00% 1.73%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $22,333,868
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 54,136
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.39%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $18 $5,742,255
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.62%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $8,923,325
Number of Refunded Loans 0 8,447

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 8.03% 76.61%
Average Loan Size $2,998 $395
Average Individual Loan Size $2,998 $612
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,769
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $4,800 $5,735
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 62.46% 6.89%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 12.45 days 7.29 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $240.76 $54.18
  Average Loan Term 50.19 months 11.38 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 22 906,112
  Journaling Rate 21.13% 43.91%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.71

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2017 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 16% APR 36.00% PY 25.53% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 2% 2.2% -1.33%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 41.00% 12.38%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Nicolas Escalante
Jose Omar Rodriguez
Manrrique Santos