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Empowerment Micro Finance institution ltd 72, Sikoongo RoadSiavonga, Zambia, Souther ProvinceP.O.BOX 183
Data approved: 2011-12-12
Data version: 1
Age of data: 113 months


Kenya Women Finance Trust Deposit Taking Microfinance Ltd P.O. Box 4179 - 00506Kiambere Road, Upper HillNairobi
Data approved: 2013-06-24
Data version: 2
Age of data: 91 months


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Product Summary

KES 10,000 - 45,000,000
6 - 60
Credit Educ, Group Mtgs, Tech Asst Visits, Business Training, Other Training, Health education, Women empowerment
20.0%-21.6% annual, Flat
1.00%-1.50% upfront upfront
1.25% upfront
10.0%-20.0% upfront 50.00-0.00 ongoing
34.5% - 38.0%
1.4% - 7.7%
1.2% - 4.6%
47.8% - 60.2%
20 - 43

Product Details

This product either has less than 50 active borrowers or less than 10 loan disbursements over the past 9 months. MFTransparency presents basic data rather than full data for low volume products
Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (ZMK)ZMK 7,000,000
Portfolio (USD)USD 1,352.66
Active Clients with Loans30
Approximate % Female Clients80% - 100%
Approximate % Urban Clients20% - 40%
The school fee loans are given to existing clients. The loan is disbursed when school fee are to be paid (every term)and is given at a subsidize interest rate in order to promote the education within the community.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generation
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Must run a business
Must own a home or land
Must be a salaried worker
Must be specific age group
OtherMust be a client under solidarity group metodology
Other (2)
# Borrowers by Product
Portfolio Size by Product
Geographic Coverage
# Regions for this institutionN/A
# Regions for this productN/A
Regions Active

Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (KES)KES 12,198,631,776
Portfolio (USD)USD 147,326,470.70
Active Clients with Loans219,089
Approximate % Female Clients60% - 80%
Approximate % Urban Clients0% - 20%
Solidarity groupx
Village banking
Self help group
OtherMembership between 15-35 individuals
Entry level, existing businesses, 15-35 women in a group, monthly repayment, 6-48 months. Interest rate of 1.5-1.67% PM, secured by social collateral, LGF and chattels mortgage registration.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit educationx
Group meetingsx
Credit insurance
Workplace visitsx
Business trainingx
Other trainingx
OtherHealth education
Other (2)Women empowerment
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 institution8
# Regions for this product8
Regions ActiveCentral, Coast, Eastern, Nairobi, North Eastern, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeKES 10,000
Maximum loan size45,000,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than KES 50,00010%
KES 50,000-150,00040%
KES 150,000-250,00020%
KES 250,000-350,00015%
KES 350,000-450,0005%
Greater than KES 450,0005%
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term6.0 months
Longest loan term60.0 months
Approx average12.0 months
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less0
Between 4 and 6 months5%
Between 7 and 9 months10%
Between 10 and 12 months20%
Between 13 and 18 months50%
Longer than 18 months15%
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 interest1.67%
Highest quoted nominal interest1.80%
Reason(s) why interest rate variesLoan Size
Interest rate periodMonthly
Interest Rate Calculation MethodFlat
Subsidized by funder request?No
Is rate fixed for entire loan termYes
Upfront Fees
Fee 1Fee 2
DescriptionLoan Processing FeeChattels Fee
% of loan amount - min1.00%0
% of loan amount - max1.50%0
OR, Fixed amount - min00
Fixed amount - max01,500
Reason for variationLoans below 100,000 KES = 1.5% with 250 KES minimum. Loans 100,000 KES and above = 1%Charged only on loans KES 100,000 and above.
Appears on Repayment Sched?NoNo
Ongoing Fees
This product has no ongoing fees
Upfront Insurance Fees
Ins 1
DescriptionRisk Management Fee
% of loan amount - min1.25%
% of loan amount - max1.25%
OR, Fixed amount - min0
Fixed amount - max0
Reason for variationN/A
Appears on Repayment Sched?No
Ongoing Insurance Fees
This product has no ongoing insurance fees
Compulsory Deposit
Required forAll
CriteriaIndividual loans = 10% upfront & 1% ongoing. Group Loans < KES 100,000 = 10% upfront & > KES 100,000 = 20% upfront. Loans > KES 45,000 = KES 400 ongoing, < KES 45,000 loans = KES 50 ongoing.
Is deposit indicated on the repayment schedule?No
Do borrowers control deposit in their group?No
Deposit BEFORE or AT Disbursement
% loan amount deposited10.00% - 20.00%
or, Fixed-amount deposited0
Deposits DURING period payments
% loan amount deposited0 - 1.00%
or, Fixed-amount depositedKES 50 - 0
Conditions on access to depositWhen Leaving
Interest Paid on Deposit
Minimum interest rate paid2.00%
Maximum interest rate paid6.00%
Interest payment frequencyEnd Term
Are taxes charged on this product?No

Full Pricing Data

Biashara Loan samples
Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3Sample 4Sample 5Sample 6
Loan AmountKES 10,000KES 20,000KES 45,000KES 100,000KES 300,000KES 500,000
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)Not KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot KnownNot Known
Disbursement Date2013-03-152013-06-202013-06-142013-03-212013-04-162013-04-25
Loan Term (Months)12.0 months12.0 months12.0 months12.0 months12.0 months12.0 months
Grace Period (Months)0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months0.0 months
Total Cost of CreditKES 2,587.08KES 4,950.04KES 11,191.74KES 23,862.81KES 68,396.30KES 112,993.86
True Price by Comp           
Interest price component37.8%37.8%38.0%34.6%34.6%34.6%
Fee Component5.0%2.9%2.9%4.9%2.9%2.5%
Insurance Component2.5%2.5%2.5%2.5%2.5%2.5%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component11.5%9.7%9.0%8.7%20.2%8.2%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)56.8%52.9%52.4%50.7%60.2%47.8%
Transparency Index323434403342
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