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Zigama Credit and Savings Society Head OfficeKigali, GasaboPO Box BP4772
Data approved: 2011-09-16
Data version: 1
Age of data: 156 months


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Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (RWF)RWF 28,000,000,000
Portfolio (USD)USD 43,750,000
Active Clients with Loans38,500
Approximate % Female Clients0% - 20%
Approximate % Urban Clients0% - 20%
Solidarity group
Village banking
Self help group
Loan term is between 1 and 36 months, priced at 15% interest rate per annum, easy access - loan obtained in 10-15 minutes, purpose is usually consumption, school fees, medical bills, marriage, etc.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loanx
Other household financex
OtherMedicals bills, Insurance
Other (2)Marriage
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
OtherOnly members - soldiers, police officers, veterans
Other (2)Spouses and widows of these groups
# Borrowers by Product
Portfolio Size by Product
Geographic Coverage
# Regions for this institution11
# Regions for this product13
Regions ActiveBugesera, Gasabo, Gicumbi, Huye, Karongi, Kicukiro, Muhanga, Musanze, Ngoma, Nyagatare, Nyarugenge, Rubavu, Rwamagana

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeRWF 100,000
Maximum loan size5,000,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than RWF 500,00020%
RWF 500,000-1,500,00020%
RWF 1,500,000-2,500,00020%
RWF 2,500,000-3,500,00020%
RWF 3,500,000-4,500,00010%
Greater than RWF 4,500,00010%
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term3.0 months
Longest loan term36.0 months
Approx average24.0 months
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less0
Between 4 and 6 months15%
Between 7 and 9 months15%
Between 10 and 12 months15%
Between 13 and 18 months15%
Longer than 18 months40%
Grace Period
Grace period usage0
Average grace period0
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 interest15.00%
Highest quoted nominal interest15.00%
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
DescriptionCommissionLoan Analysis
% of loan amount - min1.00%0
% of loan amount - max1.00%0
OR, Fixed amount - min02,000
Fixed amount - max02,000
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
This product has no ongoing insurance fees
Compulsory Deposit
Required forSome
CriteriaSecurity deposit required is a factor of other collateral available & earning capacity over time. At least 30% of loan amount required as savings if no other collateral.
Is deposit indicated on the repayment schedule?No
Do borrowers control deposit in their group?No
Deposit BEFORE or AT Disbursement
% loan amount deposited30.00%
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 paid6.00%
Maximum interest rate paid6.00%
Interest payment frequencyAnnually
Are taxes charged on this product?No
Additional Comments
Savings during the loan term is 7% of monthly salary amount, regardless of whether member has a loan or not. All first payments made the last day of the month, between then and disbursement date borrower pays interest.

Full Pricing Data

Short Term Loan samples
Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3Sample 4Sample 5Sample 6
Loan AmountRWF 100,000RWF 300,000RWF 600,000RWF 1,200,000RWF 2,000,000RWF 3,065,549
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)000000
Disbursement Date2011-03-222011-03-222011-03-222011-03-222011-03-222011-03-02
Loan Term (Months)25.0 months2.0 months31.0 months61.0 months25.0 months85.0 months
Grace Period (Months)0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months
Total Cost of CreditNot KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot Known
True Price by Comp           
Interest and Fee Component19.0%39.9%16.9%15.9%17.0%14.2%
Insurance Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component19.2%17.6%16.3%12.8%17.0%10.5%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)38.1%57.5%33.2%28.8%34.0%24.7%
Transparency Index392645524461
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