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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: 116 months
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Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (MWK)MWK 424,119,000
Portfolio (USD)USD 1,087,484.62
Active Clients with Loans6,991
Approximate % Female Clients60% - 80%
Approximate % Urban Clients20% - 40%
Solidarity groupx
Village banking
Self help group
Loan is given to a group of business people, between 5-10 in size. The repayment in monthly and there are group guarantees.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit education
Group meetings
Credit insurancex
Workplace visits
Business training
Other training
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 product23
Regions ActiveDedza, Dowa, Kasungu, Lilongwe, Mchinji, Ntcheu, Ntchisi, SalimaKaronga, Mzimba, Nkhata Bay, Rumphi, Balaka, Blantyre, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, MachingaMangochi, Mulanje, Nsanje, Thyolo, Phalombe, Zomba

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeMWK 40,000
Maximum loan size500,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than MWK 50,00020%
MWK 50,000-150,00030%
MWK 150,000-250,00040%
MWK 250,000-350,0005%
MWK 350,000-450,0005%
Greater than MWK 450,0005%
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term6.0 months
Longest loan term12.0 months
Approx average6.0 months
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less0
Between 4 and 6 months80%
Between 7 and 9 months20%
Between 10 and 12 months0
Between 13 and 18 months0
Longer than 18 months0
Grace Period
Grace period usage10%
Average grace period2.0 months
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 interest6.50%
Highest quoted nominal interest6.50%
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 forNever
Is deposit indicated on the repayment schedule?N/A
Do borrowers control deposit in their group?N/A
Deposit BEFORE or AT Disbursement
% loan amount depositedN/A
or, Fixed-amount depositedN/A
Deposits DURING period payments
% loan amount depositedN/A
or, Fixed-amount depositedN/A
Conditions on access to depositN/A
Interest Paid on Deposit
Minimum interest rate paidN/A
Maximum interest rate paidN/A
Interest payment frequencyN/A
Are taxes charged on this product?No

Full Pricing Data

Small Group Loan samples
Sample 1Sample 2Sample 3Sample 4Sample 5Sample 6
Loan AmountMWK 50,000MWK 100,000MWK 200,000MWK 300,000MWK 400,000MWK 500,000
Loan Cycle (1, 2, 3, etc)114434
Disbursement Date2012-11-092012-10-302012-08-222012-11-282012-09-072012-11-28
Loan Term (Months)6.0 months6.0 months6.0 months6.0 months6.0 months6.0 months
Grace Period (Months)0.0 months0.1 months0.1 months0.2 months0.1 months0.2 months
Total Cost of CreditMWK 12,220.52MWK 24,440.98MWK 49,000MWK 73,322.94MWK 98,000MWK 122,204.96
True Price by Comp           
Interest price component75.3%73.2%74.8%72.2%73.9%72.0%
Fee Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Insurance Component1.8%1.7%1.8%1.8%1.8%1.7%
Tax Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Deposit Component0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)77.1%74.9%76.6%74.0%75.7%73.7%
Transparency Index100100100100100100
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COOPEDU District KicukiroKigaliPO Box 4053
Data approved: 2012-09-28
Data version: 2
Age of data: 116 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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