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Dire Microfinance Head OfficeDire DawaPO Box 2859
Data approved: 2011-12-23
Data version: 1
Age of data: 101 months

Institution Details

Institution TypeNon Bank Financial Institution
Is this institution regulated?Yes
Website addressN/A
Year established1996
Head of InstitutionSentayehu Ketema
Regions active
# Branches9

Total Portfolio (nat'l)ETB 17,886,789
Total Portfolio (USD)USD 972,108.10
Active clients with loans5,015
Approximate % female clients40% - 60%
Approximate % urban clients80% - 100%
Network affiliationsAEMFI, MAIN

Loan Products » Summary

317 Borrowers
USD 88,673.91 Portfolio
Active Product
4,437 Borrowers
USD 534,575 Portfolio
Active Product
187 Borrowers
USD 152,923.91 Portfolio
Active Product
38 Borrowers
USD 52,092.39 Portfolio
Low Volume Product
Note: MFTransparency presents full data for active products with over 50 borrowers. Basic data is shown for lower volume products

Loan Products » Conditions

Product Name Loan Size Range Loan Term (months) % Female % Urban Loan Purpose Eligibility Other Services
Consumption Loan ETB 2,000 - 10,000 12 - 24 20% - 40% 80% - 100% Any Purpose Women, Men, Salaried worker Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Tech Asst Visits, Business Training
Group Loan ETB 2,500 - 10,000 1 - 12 60% - 80% 80% - 100% Any Purpose Women, Men Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Tech Asst Visits, Business Training
Individual Loan ETB 2,500 - 80,000 12 - 36 60% - 80% 80% - 100% Any Purpose Women, Men Credit Educ, Tech Asst Visits, Business Training

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
Consumption Loan 10.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins None N/A 18.1% - 22.1% 18.1% - 22.1% 51
Group Loan 11.5% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins None N/A 24.2% - 24.5% 24.2% - 24.5% 47
Individual Loan 11.5% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins None N/A 21.2% - 24.3% 21.2% - 24.3% 51
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Opportunity International Savings & Loans Ltd. No. D765/3 Kwame Nkrumah AvenueAccra, Greater AccraPO Box JT 323
Data approved: 2013-03-12
Data version: 2
Age of data: 83 months
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Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (GHS)GHS 476,439
Portfolio (USD)USD 241,847.21
Active Clients with Loans53
Approximate % Female Clients0
Approximate % Urban Clients60% - 80%
Solidarity group
Village banking
Self help group
OtherInstitutional loan
Church loan is designed for Chuches for their development activities. Collateral is not required.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generation
Consumer loan
Other household finance
OtherFinancing church building
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit educationx
Group meetings
Credit insurance
Workplace visits
Business training
Other training
Other (2)
No other services
Must run a business
Must own a home or land
Must be a salaried worker
Must be specific age group
OtherFully registered functioning church
Other (2)
# Borrowers by Product
Portfolio Size by Product
Geographic Coverage
# Regions for this institution6
# Regions for this product6
Regions ActiveGreater Accra Region, Central Region, Western Region, Eastern Region, Ashanti Region, Brong Ahafo Region

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeGHS 5,000
Maximum loan size100,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than GHS 1,0000
GHS 1,000-5,0000
GHS 5,000-7,50020%
GHS 7,500-10,00020%
GHS 10,000-13,00020%
Greater than GHS 13,00020%
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term3.0 months
Longest loan term37.0 months
Approx average20.0 months
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less0
Between 4 and 6 months0
Between 7 and 9 months0
Between 10 and 12 months70%
Between 13 and 18 months0
Longer than 18 months30%
Grace Period
Grace period usage100%
Average grace period1.0 month
Repayment Frequency
Every 2 weeks
Every 4 weeks
Every 2 months
Every 6 months
Every 12 months
Single end payment
Irregular payments

Pricing Information

Lowest quoted nominal interest39.00%
Highest quoted nominal interest39.00%
Interest rate periodYearly
Interest Rate Calculation MethodDecl Bal
Subsidized by funder request?No
Is rate fixed for entire loan termYes
Upfront Fees
Fee 1Fee 2
DescriptionProcessing FeeApplication Fee
% of loan amount - min3.50%0
% of loan amount - max3.50%0
OR, Fixed amount - min03
Fixed amount - max03
Reason for variationN/AN/A
Appears on Repayment Sched?NoNo
Ongoing Fees
This product has no ongoing fees
Upfront Insurance Fees
This product has no upfront insurance fees
Ongoing Insurance Fees
Ins 1
DescriptionInsurance Fee
% of loan amount - min1.00%
% of loan amount - max1.00%
OR, Fixed amount - min0
Fixed amount - max0
Reason for variation1% of total loan amount, divided and charged equally throughout loan term.
Appears on Repayment Sched?Yes
Compulsory Deposit
Required forAll
Is deposit indicated on the repayment schedule?No
Do borrowers control deposit in their group?No
Deposit BEFORE or AT Disbursement
% loan amount deposited15.00%
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Deposits DURING period payments
% loan amount deposited0
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Conditions on access to depositFinal Pmt
Interest Paid on Deposit
Minimum interest rate paid0
Maximum interest rate paid3.00%
Interest payment frequencyMonthly
Are taxes charged on this product?No
Additional Comments
Interest paid on deposit rule - If amount deposited is less than 1,000 GHS, 0% interest. If amount deposited is 1,000 GHS or more, 3% interest.

Full Pricing Data

Church Loan samples
Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3Sample 4
Loan AmountGHS 6,000GHS 9,000GHS 12,000GHS 15,000
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)Not KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot Known
Disbursement Date2012-07-172012-06-292012-11-232012-03-23
Loan Term (Months)25.0 months13.0 months18.0 months37.0 months
Grace Period (Months)0.4 months1.0 month0.0 months0.0 months
Total Cost of CreditGHS 2,810.68GHS 2,625.71GHS 4,276.98GHS 9,803.87
True Price by Comp       
Interest price component38.7%38.8%38.8%38.8%
Fee Component4.3%6.5%5.4%3.3%
Insurance Component0.8%1.5%1.2%0.5%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component14.0%14.5%15.2%13.0%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)57.8%61.3%60.6%55.6%
Transparency Index67646470
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MFT Pricing CalculationPDFPDFPDFPDF
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