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Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA) Stand No. 4513 Madzimoyo Road, NorthmeadLusaka, Lusaka Province
Data approved: 2014-10-20
Data version: 2
Age of data: 80 months
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Product Details

Key Statistics
Outstanding portfolio (ZMW)ZMW 22,650,672
Portfolio (USD)USD 3,537,581.12
Active Clients with Loans12,425
Approximate % Female Clients60% - 80%
Approximate % Urban Clients60% - 80%
Solidarity groupx
Village banking
Self help group
Small group loans is a loan product smaller than Village Banking. It comprises of 5 to 10 members. The group is formed by 5 to 10 enterpreneurs who know and trust each other.
Loan Purpose
Any purpose
Income generationx
Consumer loan
Other household finance
Other (2)
Included Services
Credit education
Group meetingsx
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)Must be a member of a self selected solidarity group
# Borrowers by Product
Portfolio Size by Product
Geographic Coverage
# Regions for this institution5
# Regions for this product5
Regions ActiveCentral Province, Copperbelt Province, Eastern Province, Northern Province, Southern Province

Loan Conditions

Loan Amount
Minimum loan sizeZMW 1,200
Maximum loan size15,000
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans less than ZMW 5000
ZMW 500-2,00040%
ZMW 2,000-3,25020%
ZMW 3,250-4,50015%
ZMW 4,500-6,00010%
Greater than ZMW 6,00010%
Loan Term and Grace Period
Shortest loan term6.0 months
Longest loan term12.0 months
Approx average9.0 months
Distribution at Disbursement (Est.)
Loans 3 months or less0
Between 4 and 6 months50%
Between 7 and 9 months40%
Between 10 and 12 months10%
Between 13 and 18 months0
Longer than 18 months0
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 interest4.33%
Highest quoted nominal interest4.33%
Interest rate periodMonthly
Interest Rate Calculation MethodDecl Bal
Subsidized by funder request?No
Is rate fixed for entire loan termYes
Upfront Fees
Fee 1Fee 2
DescriptionArrangement and Deposit FeeAsset Inspection Fee
% of loan amount - min7.96%0
% of loan amount - max8.00%0
OR, Fixed amount - min025
Fixed amount - max025
Reason for variation1.96% to 2% paid for Arrangement fee and 6% for Deposit fee. Arrangement fee varies depending on the number of group members.N/A
Appears on Repayment Sched?YesYes
Ongoing Fees
This product has no ongoing fees
Upfront Insurance Fees
Ins 1
DescriptionCredit Life Insurance
% of loan amount - min1.00%
% of loan amount - max1.00%
OR, Fixed amount - min0
Fixed amount - max0
Reason for variationN/A
Appears on Repayment Sched?Yes
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
Loan Amount
Type of Sample
Disbursement Date
Loan Term (Months)
Grace Period (Months)
Total Cost of Credit
Full APR (int fee ins tax dep)
True Price by Component
Transparency Index
Original Repayment Schedule
MFT Pricing Calculation
Interest price component
Fee Component
Insurance Component
Tax Component
Deposit Component
ZMW 1,020 Generated 2014-11-01 6.0 months 0.0 months ZMW 275.80 95.2% 50.9% 40.1% 4.2% 0.0% 0.0% 55 - PDF
ZMW 1,800 Generated 2014-11-01 9.1 months 0.0 months ZMW 596.35 79.5% 50.9% 25.6% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 65 - PDF
ZMW 2,400 Generated 2014-11-01 12.2 months 0.0 months ZMW 965.91 72.6% 50.9% 19.4% 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 72 - PDF
ZMW 3,500 Generated 2014-11-01 6.0 months 0.0 months ZMW 885.57 88.0% 50.9% 33.0% 4.1% 0.0% 0.0% 59 - PDF
ZMW 4,000 Generated 2014-11-01 9.1 months 0.0 months ZMW 1,294.67 77.2% 50.9% 23.4% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 67 - PDF
ZMW 5,100 Generated 2014-11-01 6.0 months 0.0 months ZMW 1,278.98 87.1% 50.9% 32.1% 4.1% 0.0% 0.0% 60 - PDF
ZMW 6,000 Generated 2014-11-01 9.1 months 0.0 months ZMW 1,929.51 76.6% 50.9% 22.8% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 68 - PDF
ZMW 7,000 Generated 2014-11-01 6.0 months 0.0 months ZMW 1,746.15 86.5% 50.9% 31.6% 4.0% 0.0% 0.0% 60 - PDF
Small Group Loan Price Graphs

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EBO SACCO1,5001,240,3822104
Equity Bank13,06957,252,0040104
Finance Trust22,55517,520,4245104
Five Talents5,365368,0572104
Habitat Uganda858265,5081104
Madfa SACCO4,832288,6745104
Rushere SACCO983574,5492104
Silver Upholders2,111189,1894104
VF Uganda13,0723,221,6755104
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