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Ethiopia - Amhara and Dedbit among Top 50 Microfinance Institutions

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12/26/07

  10:24:22 am, by admin, 302 words  
Categories: Business, Ethiopia

Ethiopia - Amhara and Dedbit among Top 50 Microfinance Institutions

Ethiopia - Amhara Credit and Savings Institution and Dedebit Credit and Savings Institution among Top 50 Microfinance Institutions

Two Microfinance Institutions from Ethiopia are among the Top 50 Microfinance Institutions in the world according to a report by Forbes magazine. Amhara Credit and Savings Institution ranks sixth in the world and Dedebit Credit and Savings Institution ranks 31st in the world.

With 537,000 borrowers and another 225,000 savers (as of December 2006), Amhara Credit & Savings Institution in Ethiopia is one of Africa's largest microfinanciers. On overhead it consumes only 5 cents of every net dollar lent (that's after interest costs are subtracted).

It keeps staff costs low and is frugal on such expenses as electricity. These microlending organizations have low default rates. The share of Amhara's loans in default or more than 30 days late on interest and principal payments, as of year-end 2006, was 1.5%.

These Institutions were chosen from a field of 641 micro-credit providers. To qualify, the institutions must have made available their audited financials and must have passed review by a Forbes panel of advisers.

According to Forbes, The rank is based on the size of their gross loan portfolio; efficiency, which considers operating expense and the cost per borrower as a percent of the gross national income per capita of their country of operation; risk, which looks at the quality of their loan portfolios, measured as the percent of the portfolio at risk greater than 30 days; and return, which is measured as a combination of return on equity and return on assets. Each category is equally weighted for an institution's overall ranking.

Source: Forbes Magazine

Rank Name Country Scale Efficiency Risk Returns
1 ASA Bangladesh 14 83 56 40
2 Bandhan (Society and NBFC) India 108 49 42 1
3 Banco do Nordeste Brazil 46 27 213 25
4 Fundación Mundial de la Mujer Bucaramanga Colombia 58 72 193 1
5 FONDEP Micro-Crédit Morocco 119 26 196 1
6 Amhara Credit and Savings Institution Ethiopia 56 126 118 42
31 Dedebit Credit and Savings Institution Ethiopia 50 246 80 154

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Comment from: Samuel Gebru [Member]  
Samuel Gebru

Wonderful!

12/26/07 @ 13:19
Comment from: lion-maned-maverick [Visitor]
lion-maned-maverick

If gurages’ were allowed to have a microfinancing institution as that of the Amhara and Tigres’,they could have achived even more given that they are good with money.But thanks to the FECKING TPLF regime,we are grouped in a region where most of the inhabitants never saw any kind of currency.This is social apprhension at it’s best.

12/26/07 @ 14:43
Comment from: Alkasha [Visitor]
Alkasha

when there is always a progres it is people like digging the negative attitudees and pulling Ethiopia backwards. Now, It is the Amharas credit institution and the gurages too. Before you get into conclusion be aware of your soroundings. for your information the microfinacing is opeating in nations and nationalities. The Amharas Microfinacing outperfromed the world. Are you aware of competency?

12/26/07 @ 15:01
Comment from: Hiruy [Visitor]
Hiruy

Lion,

Why don’t you clean your mind from the Ethnic sickness you are suffering from?

You said Guragee. I say Ethiopians. If you don’t agree with me about which guragee are you talking about? As far as the siltes concern, they already voted in the referendum not to be part of the guragee zone and also not to be called as guragee while their language is more close to Amharic than any languagigna from the guragee groups. Or are you talking about Sodo, 7 bete and etc.

Please clean your mind from this shit idea. We all look the same naturally. We don’t need to be told about our differences.

i’m sure you have no idea what is going on inside the so called Guragee. There are big differences than similarities.

12/26/07 @ 15:03
Comment from: metne [Visitor]
metne

Good Job Amhara Credit employees!

Hiruy: good points but be kind to the person. When a man is sick, you do not insult him why he is sick, rather you give me a remedy. Hiruy, in your last statement I think this is what you wan to say: There are big similarities than differences.

12/26/07 @ 15:39
Comment from: Z-Mike [Visitor]
Z-Mike

ALKASHA, I love what you said:idea::D

Comment from: Alkasha [Visitor]
“when there is always a progres it is people like digging the negative attitudees and pulling Ethiopia backwards. Now, It is the Amharas credit institution and the gurages too. Before you get into conclusion be aware of your soroundings. for your information the microfinacing is opeating in nations and nationalities. The Amharas Microfinacing outperfromed the world. Are you aware of competency?”

Thank you for your good input… the name might be AMHARA but is serving the nation ET. I am simlpy proud when I see progress such as this in ET or for ET. good job to the managment for our counrty on the top of the world.

12/26/07 @ 15:48
Comment from: Independent [Visitor]
Independent

Amhara Credit, too funy! Those ppl are building themselves in the background. Good job, at least it is nice to hear that they are rich enough to save their region from starving to death.

12/26/07 @ 16:12
Comment from: kenbid [Visitor]
kenbid

Bravo Amhara!

Dedebit Credit and Savings Institution was established before the Amhara Credit and Savings Institution.
Next time the Oromia Credit …will be the first in the world.

BTW is that “Amhara” or “Amara"???

[It’s spelled “Amhara” on Forbes.com]

12/26/07 @ 16:14
Comment from: on the positive side [Visitor]
on the positive side

This news is pleasant and encouraging.

What is Dedebit and who are they?

Is the Amhara S&L genuine? Amharas have been the sole losers among all having lost land, houses and cash under the current and the regime that precedes it.

Congratulation Amhara S & L, and Dedebit S & L.

12/26/07 @ 17:30
Comment from: Yeha [Visitor]
Yeha

This is it. That’s what we need organizations like this Savings Institution so people can borrow money for short use and paid back with only minimum interest.

I know the Dedebit crdit unoin is doing well interms of given loan to needy borrower.

EPRDF will take the credit for all these activities. Yeha

12/26/07 @ 17:59
Comment from: lion-maned-maverick [Visitor]
lion-maned-maverick

Hiruy dingay ras.
Which part of gurage don’t you understand? Have i mentioned silte?ofcourse Not,even for your satisfaction silte is a distinct ethnic group and there is no way i can relate them with that of gurages. Of course,gurages seem to be devided for the time being thanks to the divide and rule policy of the scum bag woyanes.Grenade ras…just for the future don’t open your filthy mouth with a dash of knowledge in a topic that is above your mental capacity to investigate.
Z-mike …Ethiopia,mother land,emiye … blah blah, do you think the opressed ethiopians buy this bull crap anymore?

12/26/07 @ 18:04
Comment from: GeTaHuN [Visitor]
GeTaHuN

you call yourself a LION but you thinking is not as good as a fly. move on from ethnic name calling that is the cancer in our country. if you accuse and name calling the TPFL - then you are no better. please let us cleanse ourselves from such disease.

12/26/07 @ 18:04
Comment from: hammere [Visitor]
hammere

Lion

Think not like a lion. Just behave like a human being.

yesew rasna yedingay ras meleyet yemaichilew anbessa new, just because he is just a beast.

12/26/07 @ 18:22
Comment from: habesha [Visitor]
habesha

way to go guys!!

12/26/07 @ 18:32
Comment from: Yeahw [Visitor]
Yeahw

ok the Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

12/26/07 @ 18:48

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