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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: 93 months


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Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (GHS)GHS 9,320,505
Portfolio (USD)USD 4,731,220.81
Active Clients with Loans595
Approximate % Female Clients0% - 20%
Approximate % Urban Clients80% - 100%
Solidarity group
Village banking
Self help group
ISME loan is a short to medium-term loan facility for private school owners. Loan amount start from Ghc 2,000.00 and the loan term can be extended to 24 months.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit education
Group meetings
Credit insurance
Workplace visitsx
Business trainingx
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
OtherFully registered and licensed school
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 10,000
Maximum loan size100,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than GHS 1,0000
GHS 1,000-5,0000
GHS 5,000-7,5000
GHS 7,500-10,0000
GHS 10,000-13,00030%
Greater than GHS 13,00030%
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term10.0 months
Longest loan term37.0 months
Approx average16.0 months
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less0
Between 4 and 6 months0
Between 7 and 9 months0
Between 10 and 12 months30%
Between 13 and 18 months30%
Longer than 18 months40%
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%
Reason(s) why interest rate variesTime as Client, Loan Size, Client Risk, Collateral, Loan Purpose
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 deposited0 - 10.00%
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Deposits DURING period payments
% loan amount deposited0
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Conditions on access to depositEnd Term
Interest Paid on Deposit
Minimum interest rate paid0
Maximum interest rate paid3.00%
Interest payment frequencyEnd Term
Are taxes charged on this product?No
Additional Comments
Loans below 10,000 GHS: 10% compulsory depsoit requirement. 10,000 GHS and above: no requirement. Interest paid on deposit rule - If amount deposited is less than 1,000 GHS, 0% interest. If amount depsoited is 1,000 GHS or more, 3% interest.

Full Pricing Data

ISME / Edufinance samples
Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3Sample 4
Loan AmountGHS 12,000GHS 12,553.63GHS 15,000GHS 15,680.25
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)Not KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot Known
Disbursement Date2012-11-272012-12-052012-11-232012-11-06
Loan Term (Months)13.0 months21.0 months12.0 months14.0 months
Grace Period (Months)1.0 month1.1 months0.0 months1.5 months
Total Cost of CreditGHS 3,489.15GHS 5,255.91GHS 3,868.32GHS 4,754.79
True Price by Comp       
Interest price component38.8%38.4%38.8%38.3%
Fee Component6.5%4.6%7.5%6.2%
Insurance Component1.5%1.4%1.7%1.8%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)46.8%44.4%48.0%46.3%
Transparency Index83888184
Original Repayment SchedulePDFPDFPDFPDF
MFT Pricing CalculationPDFPDFPDFPDF
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ASA Initiative FNGO Head OfficeCape Coast, CentralP.O. Box 396
Data approved: 2013-02-20
Data version: 2
Age of data: 93 months

Institution Details

Institution TypeNon-Governmental Organization
Is this institution regulated?No
Website address
Year established2006
Head of InstitutionMrs. Veronica Agodoa Kitti
Regions activeCentral Region
# Branches5

Total Portfolio (nat'l)GHS 1,137,233
Total Portfolio (USD)USD 577,275.63
Active clients with loans4,535
Approximate % female clients40% - 60%
Approximate % urban clients0
Network affiliationsASSFIN, GHAMFIN

Loan Products » Summary

3,170 Borrowers
USD 388,764.97 Portfolio
Active Product
698 Borrowers
USD 182,878.86 Portfolio
Active Product
534 Borrowers
USD 3,652.28 Portfolio
Active Product
27 Borrowers
USD 1,979.70 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
Six Months Group Loan GHS 2,000 - 14,000 6 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Business Women, Men, Have business, Specific age group Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Credit Ins, Tech Asst Visits, Business Training
Six Months Individual Loan GHS 600 - 10,000 1 - 6 40% - 60% 0% - 20% Business, Other Women, Men, Have business, Specific age group Credit Educ, Credit Ins, Tech Asst Visits, Business Training
Green Energy-Solar Loan GHS 70 - 200 2 - 6 20% - 40% 0% - 20% Business, Consumer Women, Men, Specific age group Credit Educ, Credit Ins, Tech Asst Visits

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
Six Months Group Loan 44.00% annual, Flat 2 Fees 1 Ins None N/A 82.2% - 82.4% 86% - 86.2% 51
Six Months Individual Loan 44.00% annual, Flat 2 Fees 1 Ins None N/A 82.2% - 83.1% 86% - 86.9% 50
Green Energy-Solar Loan 36.00%-40.00% annual, Flat 0 Fees 1 Ins None N/A 57.4% - 64.1% 60.9% - 67.7% 56
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