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We loan because...
We want to change the World without predatory practices. We believe microloan interests should be as low as possible: 30% (PY/APR) Maximum. We are the only team we are aware that has this cap.

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The team members should be united by our pledge “Not lending through Kiva Partners that charge more than 30% PY/APR for servicing a loan.”

If Kiva Partner, Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN) can charge 17% PY/APR for their loans and still be sustainable, there is no reason why a For Profit Non Regulated institutions like Kiva Partner Credituyo should charge 85.9% PY/APR in Mexico. Do you know how high the PY/APR is for the loans you participate?

Team was founded in 2011. Recently (2018) we have noted that Kiva added filters that help you lower this interest rates, in some cases to 0% as well as the default rate. We have seen a troubling spike on defaults and delinquencies.
The bad news is that the filters are hidden. To find them:
1-Click in "Lend"
2-Click in "View all Loans"
3-Click in "filters", one click will hide or show the filters, be careful no to hide them,
4-Scroll all the way down...

... and you will find at the end, the most important information:
Delinquency rate
Default rate
Average cost to borrower

Currently more than 70% of all the loans in Kiva have interest rates higher than 30%.

"Once you know, you cannot act the same."

These are some Kiva Partners Average cost to borrower (formerly obscured by the term "PY" "Portafolio Yield" aka INTEREST):

BRAC South Sudan – South Sudan – 88.0% (2012) [Not A Kiva Partner as 10/2017]
Credituyo – Mexico – 85.9% (2012) [Not A Kiva Partner as 10/2017]
Advans Ghana - Ghana - 78% (11/2018)
Microhub Financial Services (Pvt) Ltd - Zimbabwe - 74% (11/2018)
CrediComun – Mexico – 73.9% (2012) [Not A Kiva Partner as 10/2017]
Turame Community Finance – Burundi – 71.3% (2012) [Not A Kiva Partner as 10/2017]
Tujijenge Tanzania - Tanzania - 66% (11/2018)
Sinapa Aba Trust – Ghana – 62.6% (2012) [Not A Kiva Partner as 10/2017]
Fund for Thanh Hoa Poor Women – Viet Nam – 62.0% (2012)
Tujijenge Tanzania – Tanzania – 61.8% (2012)
FINCA Peru – Peru – 57.8% (2012)
Hekima – Democratic Republic of the Congo – 57.8% (2012)
MLO Humo – Tajikistan – 57.2% (2012)
ADIM – Nicaragua – 56.5% (2012)
Pearl Microfinance Limited – Uganda – 54.8% (2012)
VisionFund Mexico - Mexico - 54.34% (3/2013)
Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative (CCT Credit Cooperative) – Philippines – 54.0% (11/2018) [62.0% on 2012]
SMT – Sierra Leone – 54.0% (2012)
FRAC – Mexico – 53.8% (2012)
FAPE – Guatemala – 53.6% (2012)
HOPE Ukraine/Nadiya – Ukraine – 52.4% (2012)
Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation – Indonesia – 50.3% (2012)
Alalay sa Kaunlaran – Philippines – 50.2% (2012)
CEVI – Philippines – 49.3% (2012)
SPBD – Samoa – 49.0% (2012)
Hluvuku-Adsema – Mozambique – 49.0% (2012)
ARD – Sierra Leone – 48.2% (2012)
Vision Finance Company – Rwanda – 48.1% (2012)
MCC Mol Bulak Finance – Kyrgyzstan – 47.3% (2012)
HOFOKAM – Uganda – 47.3% (2012)
Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil – Indonesia – 47.0% (2012)
Prisma Honduras, S.A. – Honduras – 46.6% (2012)
EDAPROSPO – Peru – 45.1% (2012)
One Acre Fund-Kenya-45%-(5/2015)
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative – Philippines – 44.6% (2012)
Emprender – Bolivia – 43.6% (2012)
Edcpyme Alternativa – Peru – 43.5% (2012)
Manuela Ramos – Peru – 42.4% (2012)
Fundación Paraguaya – Paraguay – 40% (11/2018) [42% on 10/2017]
Esperanza International Dominican Republic – Dominican Republic, Haiti – 41% (4/2017)
ASHI – Philippines – 40.8% (2012)
BRAC Uganda – Uganda – 39.0% (2012)
IMON International – Tajikistan – 37.8% (2012)
Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation – Philippines – 37.1% (2012)
PADECOMSM – El Salvador – 36.6% (2012)
Microfinanzas Prisma – Peru – 36.4% (2012)
Hagdan sa Pag-usag Foundation – Philippines – 35.5% (2012)
Alivio Capital - Mexico - 35% (10/2016)
ASDIR - Nicaragua - 35% (10/2016) (Team members experience at least one loan default)
Fondo Esperanza – Chile – 34.8% (2012)
Asociación Arariwa – Peru – 34.5% (2012)
Asasah – Pakistan – 34.1% (2012)
Al Majmoua – Lebanon – 33.8% (2012)
Christian Rural Aid Network – Ghana – 33.6% (2012)
Urwego Opportunity Bank – Rwanda – 33% (10/2017) [it was 62.6% on 2012]
YOSEFO – Tanzania – 31.8% (2012)
Amasezerano Community Banking – Rwanda – 31.1% (2012)
Fundación Leon 2000 – Nicaragua – 30.9% (2012)
Yehu Microfinance Trust – Kenya – 30.6% (2012)
Faulu Kenya – Kenya – 30.3% (2012)
Agroinvest Credit Union – Azerbaijan – 30.1% (2012)
SMEP Deposit Taking Microfinance – Kenya – 29.5% (2012)
Pro Mujer Bolivia – Bolivia – 29.4% (2012)
Apoyo Integral – El Salvador – 29.0% (2012)
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho – Cambodia – 29.0% (2012)
Credit Mongol – Mongolia – 29.0% (2012)
Alidé – Benin – 28.9% (2012)
Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative – Philippines – 28.5% (2012)
CEPRODEL – Nicaragua – 28.5% (2012)
PADECOMSM-El Slavador-28% (5/2015)
CREDIT – Cambodia – 28.0% (2012)
CHF International Access to Credit Services – Iraq – 27.9% (2012)
Banco D-MIRO S.A. – Ecuador – 27.4% (2012)
Hattha Kaksekar – Cambodia, Thailand – 27.3% (2012)
Kenya Agency for Development of Enterprise and Technology – Kenya – 27.1% (2012)
Asociación ASDIR – Guatemala – 28% (9/2015) [Team members experience at least one loan default]
SEDA – Viet Nam – 24.3% (2012)
TYM Fund – Viet Nam – 23.9% (2012)
GHAPE – Cameroon – 22.1% (2012)
Xac Bank – Mongolia – 21.9% (2012)
FUDESCOSUR – Costa Rica – 21.83% (3/2013)
UIMCEC – Senegal – 21.8% (2012)
Soro Yiriwaso – Mali – 20.8% (2012)
Juhudi Kilimo – Kenya – 20.8% (2012)
WAGES – Togo – 20.7% (2012)
Accion USA – United States – 20.4% (2012)
Fundación ESPOIR – Ecuador – 20.2% (2012)
TECNOSOL - Nicaragua - 20% (10/2017)
Nor Horizon – Armenia-19% (4/2017) [Team members experience at least one loan default]
Ameen s.a.l. – Lebanon – 18.7% (2012)
FMSD – Colombia – 17.7% (2012)
CAURIE – Senegal – 17.5% (2012)
Ryada – Palestine – 17.1% (2012)
CIDRE – Bolivia – 17.1% (2012)
EDESA – Costa Rica – 17% (4/2017)
FATEN – Palestine – 17% (10/2017) (Team members experience at least one delincuency)
LiftFund-USA-17%-(9/2015) (Team members experience at least one loan default)
IMPRO – Bolivia – 19% (4/2017)
Cooperative San Jose – Ecuador – 16% (4/2017)
Komak Credit Union – Azerbaijan – 14% (4/2017) (Team members experience at least one loan default)
AFODENIC – Nicaragua – 13% (10/2016) (Team members experience at least one loan default)
African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) – 9% (10/2017)
FUNDAPEC - Dominican Republic - 5% (5/2017)
Ejido Verde Reserves - Mexico - 0% (11/2018)

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Team Activity

  • Mona
    Israel
    Mona received a loan from Colleen to remodel and upgrade the day care and ‎the outside play area.
    Colleen
  • Nargis
    Tajikistan
    Nargis received a loan from Magenta to pay for her personal treatment at the medical clinic.
    Magenta
    $975 to go
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  • Maximo Group
    Brazil
    Maximo Group received a loan from WHASP to buy ice cream syrups, cones, and disposables.
    WHASP
  • La Esperanza Group
    Paraguay
    La Esperanza Group received a loan from Charlie to purchase bakery items, vegetables, fruit, meat, canned goods and other products.
    Charlie
     Only 41 hours left! 
    $2,050 to go
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  • Pantaleon
    Paraguay
    Pantaleon received a loan from Charlie to buy vegetables, meats, drinks, fruits, and other products for his store.
    Charlie
     Only 35 hours left! 
    $275 to go
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  • Ismelda
    Paraguay
    Ismelda received a loan from Charlie to buy hair dyes, creams, shampoo, rinses, and other products for her beauty salon.
    Charlie
  • Zayas Group
    Paraguay
    Zayas Group received a loan from Charlie to buy meat, chicken, ham, cheese, eggs, butter, oil, salt and other products.
    Charlie
  • Gloria Beatriz
    Paraguay
    Gloria Beatriz received a loan from Charlie to buy various types of drinks, vegetables, fruit, baking and other products.
    Charlie
  • Gregorio
    Paraguay
    Gregorio received a loan from Charlie buy vegetables, fruit, baking, greens and other items.
    Charlie

Impact   Updated Hourly

54
Team Members
$248,600
Amount Funded
4,482
Loans
83.0
Loans per member