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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 $1,590,250 $1,449,369,725
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $1,208,375
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 250
Amount of Paying Back Loans $683,725 $146,793,450
Number of Paying Back Loans 798 166,255
Amount of Ended Loans $906,525 $1,301,367,900
Number of Ended Loans 1,896 1,706,449
Delinquency Rate 1.08% 22.34%
Amount in Arrears $4,976 $21,032,049
Outstanding Portfolio $403,507 $94,127,897
Number of Loans Delinquent 21 73,201
Default Rate 0.00% 1.73%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $22,469,421
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 54,461
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.40%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $175 $5,838,311
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.63%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $9,150,775
Number of Refunded Loans 0 8,489

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 73.52% 76.68%
Average Loan Size $590 $395
Average Individual Loan Size $590 $611
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,773
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,500 $5,730
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 39.35% 6.89%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 4.73 days 7.43 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $124.75 $53.14
  Average Loan Term 7.1 months 11.37 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 1,279 910,334
  Journaling Rate 61.67% 43.83%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.70

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 25.38% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) -2% -2.1% -1.35%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 77.00% 12.34%

Country Fast Facts

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