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FINCA Malawi Ltd Private Mail Bag 382ChichiriBlantyre, SouthernPO Box 382
Data approved: 2012-12-01
Data version: 2
Age of data: 138 months


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Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (MWK)MWK 731,660,000
Portfolio (USD)USD 1,876,051.28
Active Clients with Loans20,635
Approximate % Female Clients60% - 80%
Approximate % Urban Clients0% - 20%
Solidarity groupx
Village bankingx
Self help group
Village banking loan is given to a group of business people. Minimum number of members is 10, but for a new group the members range between 15 to 30. The repayment is bi-weekly and monthly, and there are group guarantees.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit educationx
Group meetingsx
Credit insurancex
Workplace visitsx
Business trainingx
Other trainingx
OtherTeam work, etc.
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
Other (2)
# Borrowers by Product
Portfolio Size by Product
Geographic Coverage
# Regions for this institution22
# Regions for this product26
Regions ActiveDedza, Dowa, Kasungu, Lilongwe, Mchinji, Nkhotakota, Ntcheu, Ntchisi, SalimaKaronga, Mzimba, Nkhata Bay, Rumphi, Balaka, Blantyre, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, MachingaMangochi, Mulanje, Mwanza, Nsanje, Thyolo, Phalombe, Zomba, Neno

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeMWK 5,000
Maximum loan size400,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than MWK 50,00050%
MWK 50,000-150,00030%
MWK 150,000-250,00010%
MWK 250,000-350,0005%
MWK 350,000-450,0005%
Greater than MWK 450,0005%
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term4.0 months
Longest loan term6.0 months
Approx average4.0 months
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less0
Between 4 and 6 months100%
Between 7 and 9 months0
Between 10 and 12 months0
Between 13 and 18 months0
Longer than 18 months0
Grace Period
Grace period usage30%
Average grace period2.0 months
Repayment Frequency
Every 2 weeksx
Every 4 weeks
Every 2 months
Every 6 months
Every 12 months
Single end payment
Irregular payments

Pricing Information

Lowest quoted nominal interest7.00%
Highest quoted nominal interest7.50%
Reason(s) why interest rate variesBased on # of group members. <20 =7.5%pm, >20= 7%pm
Interest rate periodMonthly
Interest Rate Calculation MethodDecl Bal
Subsidized by funder request?No
Is rate fixed for entire loan termYes
Upfront Fees
This product has no upfront fees
Ongoing Fees
This product has no ongoing fees
Upfront Insurance Fees
Ins 1
DescriptionInsurance Premium
% of loan amount - min0.50%
% of loan amount - max0.50%
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
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%
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 paid0
Interest payment frequencyN/A
Are taxes charged on this product?No

Full Pricing Data

Village Banking Loan samples
Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3Sample 4Sample 5Sample 6
Loan AmountMWK 10,000MWK 30,000MWK 45,000MWK 100,000MWK 200,000MWK 300,000
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)116799
Disbursement Date2012-10-232012-10-242012-11-282012-10-192012-11-292012-11-30
Loan Term (Months)3.7 months4.0 months4.1 months3.9 months3.9 months4.1 months
Grace Period (Months)0.0 months0.2 months0.1 months0.2 months0.1 months0.1 months
Total Cost of CreditMWK 1,809.84MWK 5,429.60MWK 8,967.16MWK 18,098.72MWK 36,197.44MWK 59,781
True Price by Comp           
Interest price component96.1%86.1%83.5%87.4%90.1%83.5%
Fee Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Insurance Component3.0%2.7%2.4%2.8%2.9%2.4%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component19.0%16.1%14.0%16.4%17.1%14.0%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)118.1%104.9%99.9%106.6%110.1%99.9%
Transparency Index718084797684
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