BancoSol

BancoSol’s mission is to provide low-income families with an opportunity for a better future through access to a full range of high-quality financial services. 

Key Indicators as of September 2014
Active Borrowers: 248,960
Average Loan: $4,108
Amount Loaned: $561,888,000
Active Savers: 669,797
Active Portfolio: $1,022,830,000
Saving Balance: $895,816,000

Background

BancoSol's roots date back to 1986, when Accion and Bolivian business leaders established a nonprofit microlending entity called PRODEM. By 1988, PRODEM had grown so large that it was outstripping the capacity of the local banking system to supply it with lending capital. In 1992, PRODEM joined with Accion, Calmeadow Foundation, Bolivian banks and other investors to establish BancoSol, the first private commercial bank in the world dedicated exclusively to microenterprise.


Since helping to start BancoSol, Accion has supported BancoSol in developing new services, expanding programs and attracting new investments. BancoSol continues to make history in the microfinance industry, disbursing over U.S. $1 billion in operations and support of microcredit since its inception in 1992. With Accion’s support, BancoSol is implementing several complementary products, standardizing and improving credit management and re-engineering its underwriting process.


Half of BancoSol's active clients are women and work as market vendors, seamstresses, bakers, candy makers and others. With first loans as low as $50, BancoSol effectively reaches the poorest of the economically active population.

Contact

BancoSol

Calle Nicolás Acosta no. 289 Esq. Calle Cañada Strongest,

Plaza San Pedro, La Paz, Bolivia

Tel:+59 1 (22) 484-242, 486-485
Fax:+59 1 (22) 486-533
Email:info@bancosol.com.bo

Website: http://www.bancosol.com.bo/

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