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Amhara Credit and Savings Institution (ACSI) Head OfficeGonder road Kebele 10Bahir Dar, AmharaP O Box 417
Data approved: 2011-12-23
Data version: 1
Age of data: 107 months

Institution Details

Institution TypeNon Bank Financial Institution
Is this institution regulated?Yes
Website address
Year established1995
Head of InstitutionMr Mekonen Yelewemwessen
Regions active
# Branches229

Total Portfolio (nat'l)ETB 1,940,827,401
Total Portfolio (USD)USD 105,479,750.10
Active clients with loans694,993
Approximate % female clients60% - 80%
Approximate % urban clients0% - 20%
Network affiliationsAEMFI
FundersORDA Organisation for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara, Regional Government, Endeaveour, ADA Amhara Development Association

Loan Products » Summary

23,590 Borrowers
USD 6,555,691.90 Portfolio
Active Product
8,562 Borrowers
USD 13,100,877.93 Portfolio
Active Product
518,017 Borrowers
USD 66,456,177.50 Portfolio
Active Product
129,504 Borrowers
USD 16,614,044.35 Portfolio
Active Product
2,600 Borrowers
USD 445,311.36 Portfolio
Active Product

Loan Products » Conditions

Product Name Loan Size Range Loan Term (months) % Female % Urban Loan Purpose Eligibility Other Services
Asset Loan ETB 1,000 - 15,000 12 - 36 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Housing, Consumer Women, Men, Salaried worker
Enterprise Loan ETB 5,001 - 10,000,000 12 - 60 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Business Women, Men, Have business
Group Loan - End Term ETB 150 - 3,000 6 - 12 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Business, Agriculture Women, Men Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Credit Ins
Group Loan - Installments ETB 150 - 7,500 12 - 24 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Any Purpose Women, Men Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Credit Ins
Technology Loan ETB 4,200 - 5,669 24 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Business, Agriculture Women, Men Credit Educ, Group Mtgs

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
Asset Loan 10.0%-13.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins None 5.0% upfront 12.9% - 13% 13.7% - 13.8% 73
Enterprise Loan 10.0%-13.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins None N/A 10% - 13% 10% - 13% 88
Group Loan - End Term 18.0% annual, Decl Bal 0 Fees 1 Ins None 5.0% upfront 1.00% ongoing 18% 20.5% 88
Group Loan - Installments 15.0% annual, Decl Bal 0 Fees 1 Ins None 3.0% upfront 1.00% ongoing 14.9% - 15.1% 17% - 17.9% 85
Technology Loan 13.0% annual, Decl Bal 0 Fees 0 Ins None 3.0% upfront 0.30% ongoing 13% 13.4% - 13.5% 96
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BestFUND Head OfficeCantomentsAccra, Greater AccraP.O. Box CT 5217
Data approved: 2013-03-04
Data version: 2
Age of data: 89 months


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Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (GHS)GHS 1,115,029
Portfolio (USD)USD 566,004.57
Active Clients with Loans2,211
Approximate % Female Clients60% - 80%
Approximate % Urban Clients0% - 20%
Solidarity group
Village banking
Self help group
Designed for indivudals with businesses requesting small loans.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit education
Group meetings
Credit insurancex
Workplace visits
Business training
Other training
Other (2)
No other services
Must run a businessx
Must own a home or land
Must be a salaried worker
Must be specific age group
Other (2)
# Borrowers by Product
Portfolio Size by Product
Geographic Coverage
# Regions for this institution2
# Regions for this product2
Regions ActiveGreater Accra Region, Ashanti Region

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeGHS 500
Maximum loan size1,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than GHS 1,000100%
GHS 1,000-5,0000
GHS 5,000-7,5000
GHS 7,500-10,0000
GHS 10,000-13,0000
Greater than GHS 13,0000
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term4.0 months
Longest loan term6.0 months
Approx averagedk
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less0
Between 4 and 6 months100%
Between 7 and 9 months0
Between 10 and 12 months0
Between 13 and 18 months0
Longer than 18 months0
Grace Period
Grace period usage100%
Average grace period1.0 month
Repayment Frequency
Every 2 weeksx
Every 4 weeks
Every 2 months
Every 6 months
Every 12 months
Single end payment
Irregular payments

Pricing Information

Lowest quoted nominal interest3.00%
Highest quoted nominal interest8.00%
Reason(s) why interest rate variesClient Risk
Interest rate periodMonthly
Interest Rate Calculation MethodFlat
Subsidized by funder request?No
Is rate fixed for entire loan termYes
Upfront Fees
Fee 1
DescriptionProcessing Fee
% of loan amount - min3.00%
% of loan amount - max3.00%
OR, Fixed amount - min0
Fixed amount - max0
Reason for variationN/A
Appears on Repayment Sched?Yes
Ongoing Fees
This product has no ongoing fees
Upfront Insurance Fees
This product has no upfront insurance fees
Ongoing Insurance Fees
This product has no ongoing insurance fees
Compulsory Deposit
Required forAll
Is deposit indicated on the repayment schedule?Yes
Do borrowers control deposit in their group?No
Deposit BEFORE or AT Disbursement
% loan amount deposited10.00%
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Deposits DURING period payments
% loan amount deposited0
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Conditions on access to depositWhen Leaving
Interest Paid on Deposit
Minimum interest rate paid4.00%
Maximum interest rate paid4.00%
Interest payment frequencyEnd Term
Are taxes charged on this product?No

Full Pricing Data

Individual Loan samples
Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3
Loan AmountGHS 750GHS 800GHS 850
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)Not KnownNot KnownNot Known
Disbursement Date2013-01-252013-03-022013-02-20
Loan Term (Months)5.0 months3.0 months5.0 months
Grace Period (Months)1.5 months0.9 months1.3 months
Total Cost of CreditGHS 135.50GHS 96GHS 153.50
True Price by Comp     
Interest price component51.1%51.0%53.3%
Fee Component11.2%18.1%11.7%
Insurance Component0.0%0.0%0.0%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component9.8%11.1%10.7%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)72.1%80.2%75.7%
Transparency Index504548
Original Repayment SchedulePDFPDFPDF
MFT Pricing CalculationPDFPDFPDF
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