Institution

ESAF Microfinance & Investments (P) LTD No 5A 5th FloorPurasawalkamChennai, Tamil Nadu600084
Data approved: 2013-01-10
Data version: 3
Age of data: 78 months

Institution

BestFUND Head OfficeCantomentsAccra, Greater AccraP.O. Box CT 5217
Data approved: 2013-03-04
Data version: 2
Age of data: 78 months

Institution Details

Institution TypeNon Bank Financial Institution
Is this institution regulated?Yes
Website addresshttp://www.emfil.org/
Year established1996
Head of InstitutionK. Paul Thomas
Regions activeChhattisgarh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
# Branches151

Total Portfolio (nat'l)INR 2,301,636,906
Total Portfolio (USD)USD 43,427,111.43
Active clients with loans352,627
Approximate % female clients80% - 100%
Approximate % urban clients0% - 20%
Network affiliationsMFIN

Institution Details

Institution TypeNon-Governmental Organization
Is this institution regulated?No
Website addresshttp://www.bestfundghana.org
Year established2005
Head of InstitutionDr. Emmanuel Shaft Boamah
Regions activeGreater Accra Region, Ashanti Region
# Branches3

Total Portfolio (nat'l)GHS 8,220,420
Total Portfolio (USD)USD 4,172,802.03
Active clients with loans13,064
Approximate % female clients60% - 80%
Approximate % urban clients0% - 20%
Network affiliationsGHAMFIN, ASSFIN, AMT
Funders

Loan Products » Summary

GL
34,589 Borrowers
USD 2,048,910.59 Portfolio
Active Product
IGL
272,854 Borrowers
USD 26,462,628.72 Portfolio
Active Product
1,612 Borrowers
USD 109,380.39 Portfolio
Active Product
1,106 Borrowers
USD 141,045.49 Portfolio
Active Product
44,043 Borrowers
USD 14,738,249.03 Portfolio
Active Product

Loan Products » Summary

1,211 Borrowers
USD 1,071,131.98 Portfolio
Active Product
9,642 Borrowers
USD 2,535,665.48 Portfolio
Active Product
2,211 Borrowers
USD 566,004.57 Portfolio
Active Product

Loan Products » Conditions

Product Name Loan Size Range Loan Term (months) % Female % Urban Loan Purpose Eligibility Other Services
General Loan INR 5,000 - 8,000 12 80% - 100% 0% - 20% Any Purpose Women, Men, Low HH Inc Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Business Training
Income Generation Loan INR 8,000 - 15,000 12 80% - 100% 0% - 20% Business Women, Men, Low HH Inc Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Business Training, Financial education
Jeevandhara INR 3,000 - 12,000 12 - 24 80% - 100% 0% - 20% For installing water connection Women, Men, Low HH Inc Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Tech Asst Visits
Nirmal INR 6,000 - 12,000 12 - 24 80% - 100% 0% - 20% Sanitation Purposes Women, Men, Low HH Inc, Med HH Inc Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Tech Asst Visits
Income Generation Loan 2+ INR 16,000 - 30,000 24 80% - 100% 0% - 20% Business Women, Men, Low HH Inc, Med HH Inc Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Business Training

Loan Products » Conditions

Product Name Loan Size Range Loan Term (months) % Female % Urban Loan Purpose Eligibility Other Services
Capacity Loan GHS 3,000 - 8,000 6 - 10 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Business, Education Women, Men, Have business, Salaried worker Credit Ins, Tech Asst Visits
Group Loan GHS 2,000 - 10,000 5 - 8 80% - 100% 0% - 20% Business, Education, Land Women, Men, Have business, Salaried worker Group Mtgs, Tech Asst Visits
Individual Loan GHS 500 - 1,000 4 - 6 60% - 80% 0% - 20% Business Women, Men, Have business Credit Ins

Loan Products » MFIN India Additional Information

Product Name APR (int) MFIN MFI Earning (Annualised) MFIN Cost to Borrower (Annualised) COMPLIANCE WITH RBI GUIDELINES ON INTEREST METHOD COMPLIANCE WITH RBI GUIDELINES ON PROCESSING FEES COMPLIANCE WITH RBI GUIDELINES ON INSURANCE PREMIUM MFIN Transparency Index
General Loan 27% - 27.9% 29.3% - 30.2% 29.6% - 30.5% Yes Yes Yes 95
Income Generation Loan 27% - 27.9% 29.3% - 30.2% 29.6% - 30.5% Yes Yes Yes 95
Jeevandhara 21.5% - 23.6% 23.8% - 25.5% 24.1% - 25.8% Yes Yes Yes 99
Nirmal 22% - 22.2% 23.2% - 23.4% 23.4% - 23.6% Yes Yes Yes 100
Income Generation Loan 2+ 26.7% - 27.2% 28.2% - 28.7% 28.3% - 28.9% Yes Yes Yes 97

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
General Loan 26.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins 12.36% fees N/A 29.3% - 30.2% 29.6% - 30.5% 86
Income Generation Loan 26.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins 12.36% fees N/A 29.3% - 30.2% 29.6% - 30.5% 86
Jeevandhara 22.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins 12.36% fees N/A 23.8% - 25.5% 24.1% - 25.8% 89
Nirmal 22.0%-26.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins 12.36% fees N/A 23.2% - 23.4% 23.4% - 23.6% 93
Income Generation Loan 2+ 26.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins 12.36% fees N/A 28.2% - 28.7% 28.3% - 28.9% 90

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
Capacity Loan 36.0%-96.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins None 10.0% upfront 64.5% - 68% 74.9% - 78.8% 47
Group Loan 36.0%-96.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins None 10.0% upfront 59% - 70.2% 68.1% - 81.6% N/A
Individual Loan 36.0%-96.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins None 10.0% upfront 62.3% - 69.1% 72.1% - 80.2% 47

Loan Products » MFIN India Additional Information

Product Name APR (int) MFIN MFI Earning (Annualised) MFIN Cost to Borrower (Annualised) COMPLIANCE WITH RBI GUIDELINES ON INTEREST METHOD COMPLIANCE WITH RBI GUIDELINES ON PROCESSING FEES COMPLIANCE WITH RBI GUIDELINES ON INSURANCE PREMIUM MFIN Transparency Index
General Loan 27% - 27.9% 29.3% - 30.2% 29.6% - 30.5% Yes Yes Yes 95
Income Generation Loan 27% - 27.9% 29.3% - 30.2% 29.6% - 30.5% Yes Yes Yes 95
Jeevandhara 21.5% - 23.6% 23.8% - 25.5% 24.1% - 25.8% Yes Yes Yes 99
Nirmal 22% - 22.2% 23.2% - 23.4% 23.4% - 23.6% Yes Yes Yes 100
Income Generation Loan 2+ 26.7% - 27.2% 28.2% - 28.7% 28.3% - 28.9% Yes Yes Yes 97

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
General Loan 26.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins Ins 12.36% fees N/A 29.3% - 30.2% 29.6% - 30.5% 86
Income Generation Loan 26.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins Ins 12.36% fees N/A 29.3% - 30.2% 29.6% - 30.5% 86
Jeevandhara 22.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins Ins 12.36% fees N/A 23.8% - 25.5% 24.1% - 25.8% 89
Nirmal 22.0%-26.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins Ins 12.36% fees N/A 23.2% - 23.4% 23.4% - 23.6% 93
Income Generation Loan 2+ 26.0% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 0 Ins Ins 12.36% fees N/A 28.2% - 28.7% 28.3% - 28.9% 90

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
Capacity Loan 36.0%-96.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins Ins None 10.0% upfront 64.5% - 68% 74.9% - 78.8% 47
Group Loan 36.0%-96.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins Ins None 10.0% upfront 59% - 70.2% 68.1% - 81.6% N/A
Individual Loan 36.0%-96.0% annual, Flat 1 Fee 0 Ins Ins None 10.0% upfront 62.3% - 69.1% 72.1% - 80.2% 47
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