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December 31, 2020 - Update:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Kiva recently re-assessed the level of risk associated with loans from this Lending Partner. During this process, our analysts gathered updated operational and financial information about the institution, and analyzed the Lending Partner’s loan products. As a result, CACMU's risk rating is now listed as 2.5 stars instead of 3.5 stars. The primary reasons for this change in rating are the issues beyond the organization's control related to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

June 9, 2020 - COVID-19 Update:

Kiva has been in contact with CACMU to understand how we can best support their business and borrowers during the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to prioritize the safety and well-being of all staff, borrowers and their families as this global pandemic continues.

While country-specific responses to the crisis vary, most governments have imposed curfews, travel restrictions, and nation-wide shutdowns. Ecuador has imposed temporary moratoriums on loan payments, affecting not only microfinance, but the economy as a whole. 

As a result, borrowers and CACMU may experience difficulty making and collecting loan repayments due to the aforementioned restrictions or fallout effects of the virus. Over the coming months, it’s possible that lenders will see a delay in repayments and new loans posted by CACMU. As an impact-first funder, Kiva is committed to serving our Lending Partners, as in past crises. We are sympathetic to temporary increases in repayment delays and delinquency in order to help Lending Partners and borrower communities recover. 

Kiva is working closely with CACMU to support them and their borrowers through the COVID-19 crisis. CACMU is sending regular updates to Kiva, and we'll update Partner Pages as we learn more. 

On behalf of Kiva and CACMU, we’re grateful for your continued support through this difficult time. 

Partner description:

CACMU is a savings and loan cooperative founded in 2001 in Ecuador with the goal of providing financial and non-financial services to underserved women and their families.

The savings and loan cooperative is part of a larger group made up of several organizations offering health coverage, technical assistance, and training services for environmental conservation. CACMU provides a package of services throughout the business cycle.
A unique lending approach:
CACMU reaches very rural borrowers due to the creation of a mobile branch, which allows them to access remote areas where it would be too costly to open a branch. They use the mobile branch not only for financial services but also for health events that are free to members and non-members alike.

    Repayment Performance on Kiva

        This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
      Start Date On Kiva Aug 17, 2015 Oct 12, 2005
    Total Loans $3,818,410 $1,962,045,250
    Amount of raised Inactive loans $1,100 $898,755
    Number of raised Inactive loans 1 437
    Amount of Paying Back Loans $839,505 $154,663,925
    Number of Paying Back Loans 762 180,233
    Amount of Ended Loans $2,977,805 $1,775,886,350
    Number of Ended Loans 3,155 2,382,964
    Delinquency Rate 27.82% 11.48%
    Amount in Arrears $141,678 $10,646,073
    Outstanding Portfolio $491,485 $92,699,447
    Number of Loans Delinquent 309 44,536
    Default Rate 0.81% 1.82%
    Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $24,178 $32,352,443
    Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 37 84,926
    Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.49%
    Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $12,026,994
    Refund Rate 0.14% 0.54%
    Amount of Refunded Loans $5,500 $10,526,300
    Number of Refunded Loans 5 9,596

    Loan Characteristics On Kiva

        This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
      Loans to Women Borrowers 61.18% 78.24%
    Average Loan Size $975 $392
    Average Individual Loan Size $975 $589
    Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,892
    Average number of borrowers per group 0 8.3
    Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $10,600 $5,599
    Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 9.20% 7.00%
    Average Time to Fund a Loan 17.44 days 8.94 days
    Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $55.88 $43.85
      Average Loan Term 14.38 months 11.47 months

    Journaling Performance on Kiva

        This Lending Partner All Kiva Partners
      Total Journals 1,237 1,181,733
      Journaling Rate 35.76% 42.25%
      Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.02
      Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.57

    Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2017 data)

        This Lending Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
      Average Cost to Borrower 17% PY 20.00% PY 27.02% PY
      Profitability (return on assets) 0.04% 1.8% -3.10%
      Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 49.00% 0.00%

    Country Fast Facts

    Lending Partner Staff

    Veronica Chandi
    Jeaneth Chavez
    Carlos Andres Juma Anangono
    Andrea Victoria Paredes Salazar
    Cristina Rosas