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Partner description:

Digital Divide Data is a social enterprise that employs talented disadvantaged youth across Cambodia, Kenya, and Laos. The company provides digital content services, including digitization, data conversion, process automation, and web and field research services for clients around the world.
Employees at Digital Divide Data have access to an intensive work-study program that allows them to grow as they learn basic skills, develop technical capabilities, and earn degrees that enable them develop professionally.

A unique lending approach:

Digital Divide Data recruits highly-motivated youth from poor families, with an equal share of female and male individuals, and trains them to perform digital work for global clients, while offering them an opportunity to earn university degrees.
Kiva funding is used to help students pay for a share of their university tuition fees, as a complement to scholarships provided by the company. These loans will be used by students to pay for expenses that are not covered by the scholarships and also for personal hardships.

Loans will be provided at 0% interest rate in the majority of cases and at 4% to contribute to covering administrative costs in geographies where costs to manage the loan program are more elevated.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Dec 9, 2015 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $379,750 $1,540,983,845
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $441,200
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 211
Amount of Paying Back Loans $188,900 $158,174,920
Number of Paying Back Loans 114 192,098
Amount of Ended Loans $190,850 $1,382,367,725
Number of Ended Loans 474 1,821,275
Delinquency Rate 2.34% 17.86%
Amount in Arrears $3,878 $17,532,169
Outstanding Portfolio $165,898 $98,185,245
Number of Loans Delinquent 26 58,988
Default Rate 10.62% 1.71%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $20,267 $23,626,635
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 89 58,907
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.40%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $6,566,253
Refund Rate 1.82% 0.61%
Amount of Refunded Loans $6,925 $9,393,625
Number of Refunded Loans 15 8,726

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 52.27% 77.16%
Average Loan Size $478 $391
Average Individual Loan Size $676 $604
Average Group Loan Size $406 $1,778
Average number of borrowers per group 3.6 7.9
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $54,800 $5,692
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 0.87% 6.87%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 4.58 days 7.92 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $104.42 $49.38
  Average Loan Term 22.3 months 11.35 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 352 947,481
  Journaling Rate 58.98% 42.77%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.69

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2020 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 0% APR N/A 25.83% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -9.4% N/A -1.09%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A N/A 11.51%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Alilath Detvongsone
Sopheap Im
Joan Jebet
Tai Kim
Wolfgang Mueller
Wolfgang Mueller
Naomi Mutua
Calvince Odemba
Eleanor Salumbre
Socheat Thin
Chinda Thoeun
Agnes Wathungu