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Partner description:
Yikri is a microfinance institution based in Burkina Faso that serves vulnerable communities. To better target these communities, Yikri partners with local associations who have expressed that their beneficiaries are in need of microfinance products, such as associations working with widows and disabled people. Given that people of these backgrounds are often completely excluded from other financial services, including from traditional microfinance institutions, Yikri is serving an unmet need.

A unique lending approach:
Yikri will use Kiva financing to offer loans to underbanked populations in Burkina Faso working in small enterprises, agriculture and livestock. Yikri loans allow borrowers to buy small equipment and provide working capital. 

Yikri loans are individual loans, however each individual must be part of a larger group with whom they participate in monthly or bi-monthly meetings/trainings.

While expansion into extremely vulnerable areas means riskier work, Yikri is placing significant emphasis on providing training for clients and have been finding repayment rates to be strong to date.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Sep 11, 2018 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $2,149,050 $1,525,792,370
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $499,475
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 156
Amount of Paying Back Loans $770,800 $161,348,595
Number of Paying Back Loans 722 199,080
Amount of Ended Loans $1,378,250 $1,363,944,300
Number of Ended Loans 2,581 1,793,151
Delinquency Rate 2.85% 19.31%
Amount in Arrears $13,902 $19,878,153
Outstanding Portfolio $374,974 $102,962,797
Number of Loans Delinquent 45 87,257
Default Rate 0.00% 1.73%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $23,591,304
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 58,767
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.40%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $1,176 $6,432,646
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.61%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $9,369,125
Number of Refunded Loans 0 8,706

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 73.83% 77.08%
Average Loan Size $651 $392
Average Individual Loan Size $651 $605
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,777
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.9
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,500 $5,695
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 43.38% 6.89%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 6.97 days 7.88 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $93.28 $49.81
  Average Loan Term 7.26 months 11.36 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 1,376 942,824
  Journaling Rate 49.15% 42.92%
  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 2017 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 20% PY 20.00% PY 27.93% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -2% -2.1% -0.55%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 77.00% 11.51%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Augustin KIENTEGA