Asia

ECLOF has been working in Asia since 1959 when ECLOF Myanmar was opened. Today, ECLOF serves 42,000 clients in Asia. 85% of them are women and 78% live in rural areas. The majority of loans are given to solidarity groups of like-minded entrepreneurs or farmers coming together to learn from each other, co-guarantee each other’s loan and grow together.
51% of ECLOF’s loans in Asia finance agriculture, mostly smallholder farmers or cattle breeders. That is why many non-financial services ECLOF offers in Asia respond to the needs of an agricultural clientele: by providing hands-on training on organic agriculture in the Philippines, by offering farming loans in the post-conflict areas of Northern Sri Lanka, or by training women in rural India on dairy production.

Key data

USD 13.2 million outstanding portfolio
41,914 clients

USD 151 average group loan
USD 534 average individual loan
USD 1,679 average institutional loan

37 branches
362 staff
56% loan officers

Loan Portfolio Composition

30%

Group

63%

Individual

7%

Institutional

Social Outreach

85%

Women

22%

Youth

78%

Rural

51%

Agricultural

ECLOF in Asia

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