Update from Kiva

In May 2008, Kiva closed its partnership with Urban Ministry in good standing.

Original description

Urban Ministry Jos is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. It was started by a joint partnership between the Christian Reformed World Relief committee (CRWRC), the Christian Reformed World Mission (CRWM) and local churches.

Urban Ministry's mission is to bridge the poverty gap between rural and the urban dwellers by focusing on empowerment through access to credit facilities and enterprise development assistance. The following are the 4 core program initiatives:

  • Income Generation (micro finance)
  • Adult Literacy
  • Health education (nutrition, HIV/AIDS, etc)
  • Advocacy/Value formation
  • Urban Ministry can be contacted via email at abtstract@yahoo.com


Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Apr 19, 2007 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $4,900 $812,046,575
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $342,200
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 155
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $136,425,425
Number of Paying Back Loans 0 162,056
Amount of Ended Loans $4,900 $675,278,950
Number of Ended Loans 6 835,877
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 8.08%
Amount in Arrears $0 $7,266,834
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $89,969,274
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 23,597
Default Rate 0.00% 1.27%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $8,554,773
Amount of Ended Loans $4,900 $675,278,950
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 22,689
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.41%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $3,290,899
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.65%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,255,750
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,636

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 83.33% 74.67%
Average Loan Size $817 $409
Average Individual Loan Size $817 $646
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,819
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.9
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $6,100 $5,943
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 13.39% 6.89%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 0.67 days 6.79 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $1,213.15 $60.30
  Average Loan Term 12 months 10.96 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 15 397,969
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 40.65%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 3.73 0.06
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 1.80 1.39

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 39.00% PY 28.61% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 2.5% -0.64%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 43.00% 19.63%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Kyle Abts
Moses Dahirong
Azi Samuel