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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: 115 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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Village Banking Loan Price Graphs

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COOPEDU District KicukiroKigaliPO Box 4053
Data approved: 2012-09-28
Data version: 2
Age of data: 115 months

Institution Details

Institution TypeCredit Union / Cooperative
Is this institution regulated?Yes
Website address
Year established1997
Head of InstitutionMurebwayire Denise
Regions activeGasabo, Kicukiro
# Branches7

Total Portfolio (nat'l)RWF 4,756,395,805
Total Portfolio (USD)USD 7,549,834.61
Active clients with loans2,029
Approximate % female clients60% - 80%
Approximate % urban clients80% - 100%
Network affiliationsAMIR

Loan Products » Summary

266 Borrowers
USD 234,227 Portfolio
Active Product
338 Borrowers
USD 245,613 Portfolio
Active Product
169 Borrowers
USD 153,819 Portfolio
Active Product
81 Borrowers
USD 38,464 Portfolio
Active Product
994 Borrowers
USD 6,307,562 Portfolio
Active Product
25 Borrowers
USD 136,324 Portfolio
Low Volume Product
48 Borrowers
USD 222,359 Portfolio
Low Volume Product
26 Borrowers
USD 23,170 Portfolio
Low Volume Product
25 Borrowers
USD 1,351 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
Avance Sur Salaire RWF 150,000 - 3,500,000 6 - 24 40% - 60% 80% - 100% Any Purpose Women, Men, Salaried worker
Credit Femmes Entrepreneurs RWF 300,000 - 2,000,000 6 - 12 80% - 100% 80% - 100% Business Women, Have business, Must be a COOPEDU member for at least 1 month.
Credit Group D'Epargne Et Credit RWF 300,000 - 2,400,000 4 - 12 80% - 100% 80% - 100% Business Women
Credit Minerval RWF 100,000 - 2,000,000 3 - 12 80% - 100% 80% - 100% Education Women, Men Credit Educ, Other Training
Credit Ordinaire RWF 500,000 - 30,000,000 12 - 60 60% - 80% 80% - 100% Business, Housing, Consumer Women, Men Other Training

Loan Products » Pricing Information

Product Name Annual Nominal Interest Fees Insurance Taxes Compulsory Deposit APR (int+fee) Full APR Transparency Index
Avance Sur Salaire 20.40% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 1 Ins 18.00% fees N/A 20.8% - 21.6% 21.5% - 22.5% 92
Credit Femmes Entrepreneurs 12.96% annual, Flat 1 Fee 1 Ins 18.00% fees 20.00% upfront 24.7% - 25% 49.2% - 83.5% 18
Credit Group D'Epargne Et Credit 26.00% annual, Flat 1 Fee 2 Ins 18.00% fees 10.00% upfront 49.8% - 51.4% 70% - 74.2% 36
Credit Minerval 16.80% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 1 Ins 18.00% fees N/A 18.2% - 21.6% 19% - 22.9% 81
Credit Ordinaire 20.40% annual, Decl Bal 1 Fee 1 Ins 18.00% fees N/A 21% - 22.1% 21.7% - 22.9% 91
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