Microfinance institution Bai-Tushum provides individual and group loans for the following activities: field and animal husbandry; trade, manufacturing and services; equipment financing; businesses abroad; as well as mortgage and consumer lending. Bai Tushum primarily targets micro-entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises in rural areas. In addition the company offers a group lending product for female borrowers. Together with the expansion of the product range, the institutions has also grown its regional branch network, which now comprises seven branches and 55 representative offices. Bai Tushum received funding from Triodos Fair Share Fund and Triodos Microfinance Fund.
KEY INDICATORS Bai Tushum at year-end 2013:
- number of loan clients: 24,112
- percentage female clients: 37%
- percentage rural clients: 74%
- average loan amount: EUR 2,565
- number of savings clients: 7,445
Whoever you are, and wherever you live in the world, you are likely to want permanent access to financial services. Microfinance banks play a crucial role providing access to finance to an increasing number of people living on low-incomes. We finance microfinance institutions because they help to build inclusive financial sectors, where the majority of people have access to financial services, leading to a sustainable basis for balanced social and economic development.