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Partner description:


FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI) was incorporated in Uganda in 1992 under the Uganda Companies Act 2012. In 2004, the company was licensed as a Microfinance Deposit-taking Institution by The Bank of Uganda under the Micro Finance Deposit-taking Institutions Act, 2003. The company is majority-owned by the FINCA Microfinance Coöperatief U A, which also has other subsidiaries in different parts of the world. FINCA Uganda’s mission is to alleviate poverty through lasting solutions that help people build assets, create jobs, and raise their living standards.


A unique lending approach:

Kiva is working with FINCA Uganda specifically to finance their program to lend to refugees. FINCA Uganda's exposure to refugee lending began as they were part of the RISE Project. The RISE( “Refugees: Innovation, Self-reliance and Empowerment”) project is an Opportunity International UK seed-funded initiative, implemented through FINCA Uganda Limited (FUL) and Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited (OBUL) as local partners. Under this project, FINCA Uganda intends to introduce a Refugee Individual Loan product that will deliver financial services to any legally registered Refugee who wishes to borrow. This aligns with FINCA Uganda's overall strategy of financial inclusion. To make this loan product accessible to the target market, minimal collateral will be required from Refugees as a form of commitment to their loan obligations. The bank plans to start working with Refugees from the Kiryandongo settlement with the end goal to generate jobs and business opportunities for the refugees. 


Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jan 3, 2022 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $850 $1,630,650,095
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $1,978,725
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 3,665
Amount of Paying Back Loans $850 $162,328,825
Number of Paying Back Loans 3 190,415
Amount of Ended Loans $0 $1,466,342,545
Number of Ended Loans 0 1,942,031
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 16.57%
Amount in Arrears $0 $16,665,914
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $100,586,916
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 56,889
Default Rate 0.00% 1.71%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $25,104,299
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 62,602
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.41%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $7,244,343
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.58%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $9,499,275
Number of Refunded Loans 0 8,858

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 66.67% 77.46%
Average Loan Size $283 $390
Average Individual Loan Size $283 $601
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,800
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,800 $5,665
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 15.74% 6.89%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 0.07 days 8.13 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $3,980.44 $48.02
  Average Loan Term 6.67 months 11.36 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 0 986,552
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 42.04%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 0.67

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower N/A 57.00% PY 26.68% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 1.15% 4.5% 0.04%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 61.00% 11.50%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Esther Ayanga
Rita Bagya