4 About Cambodia Good strategic location. Area:181,035 sq km, about twice the size of South Korea; Thailand on its west, Vietnam to the East and Laos on its North. It located in the middle of south east nation countries.Population: 13, 395,682, Total Households: 2,832,691, Rural HHs: 2,314,548 (82%)Average HH size: 4.7, Population in agriculture: 72.3% (Census 2008)GDP/capita: USD795 (IMF 2010), USD 677 (WB 2009)GDP Amount: USD 9,872,222,155-WB 2009Life Expectancy: 61 year (2008)WB, Literacy rate (adult 15+): 78% (2008)-WBPoverty Line: PP: KHR 2,351, Urban: KHR 1,952 and Rural: KHR 1,753 (CSES 2004)25.8% (predicted) of the population living below the national poverty line in 2010 compared to 35% in 2004 (MoP, 2009).Cambodia has a multi-party democracy under a constitutional monarchy with national elections scheduled for 2013 (Every five years). The political situation is stable with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party continuing to be in control (royalist FUNOINPEC party as a minority coalition partner).
5 Cambodia MFI Evolution : Start up phaseMultilateral and bilateral donors and NGOs started financing project.: Institutionalization- Transformation of NGO microfinance activities- Financial sustainability is the primary objective1999-Present: Commercialization- Regulations issued by NBC Licensing to MFI- Integrated MFI into formal financial system in Cambodia- MDI licensing to MFI-Privatize Cambodia Credit Bureau
6 Cambodian MFI Performance There were 34 MFIs (7 MDIs) as of December 2012.Operating in 24 provinces with 1,104 offices, staff increase to 12,432Credit portfolio increase to $881 million.Credit client increase to 1,297,645 borrowers (approx. 40% of household family)Portfolio at risk 30 days was 0.27%.Deposit balance increase 144% to $274 million collected from 717,884 depositors
8 ABOUT PRASAC Vision Mission To improve the living standards of the rural people contributing to sustainable economic development by being a financially viable microfinance institution.MissionTo provide sustainable access to financial services for rural communities and micro-enterprises
9 Background Started in 1995 funded by EU. PRASAC Credit Association in 2002.MFI licensed as PRASAC Microfinance Institution in 2004 with tow main shareholders CRDF and PSCo.,.PRASAC received a permanent license from NBC in December 2007 (Replacing CRDF with new five shareholders, BIO, DCG, FMO, and LOLC)Microfinance Deposit Taking Institution license from National Bank of Cambodia in 2010.Registered capital ~20MUSD divided among the five shareholders (BIO, DCG, FMO, LOLC and PSCo.,)
10 Clientele and Target Client Village households: Village households that constitute up to 90% or more of all households located in rural areas. The majority of the clients is involved in rice production and farming and has diversified income generating activities such as trading or service activities. The cash income determines the debt capacity of a household for taking out a loan.Micro entrepreneurs: The large majority of them are family business where family members help out in the running of the business. They are mainly located in market centers that are located in or nearby district or provincial centers, and in the rural villages as well. They have few employees (< 5) and normally all of them are family members.Small entrepreneurs: They are mainly located in market centers that are located in or nearby district or provincial centers, and in the rural villages as well. They have few employees (5-10).
11 PRASAC’S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Credit Products:Agricultural LoanTrade LoanService LoanTransportation LoanConstruction LoanConsumption LoanMotor LoanBiogas plant Construction LoanStaff LoanInvoice Discounting2. Deposit Products:SavingsTerm Deposit3. ATM4. Local Fund TransferForeign ExchangePayroll ServiceMicro Insurance Products:Health & Accident
13 Performance highlight (cont’d) Total assets: USD 251,683,934Debt financing/BorrowingBorrowing amount: USD 139,382,048 (55% of Total Assets)Number of lenders: 35Finance performanceProfitabilityReturn on Assets: 5.64%Return on Equity: 39.3%EfficiencyOperating cost ratio: 8.9% (8% with assets)Financial cost ratio: 5.7%Cost-to-income: 51.37%
14 Performance highlight- Non-financial Establish Social Performance Management CommitteeReview on Agri-Microfinance ProductFinancial Literacy Module Development and Roll-outSelect poverty tool eg. PPIIntegrate SPM indicators into MISDesign and differentiate financial products for specific target clientsData generation from MIS (Automate report)Market Demand SurveySP criteria for office setting upIncorporate SP goals into bank transformation road map.
15 Challenges Tough Competition in credits, savings and operations MFIs/MDIs status is still limit to introduce new products into the marketMost of fund from abroad affected by crisis in Europe.No systematic land tenures for all households.MIS system is outsourcing supports.
16 OpportunitiesLegal frameworks are significantly improving to help governing good business framework, particularly form National Bank of Cambodia.Strong support from local authorities and clients.Good credit discipline clients and more confidence in banking system from the publicEconomic Recovery -More financial service demand for business transactions.Credit bureau was already functioned well.
17 Success Factors Stable political and macro environment Enabling legal framework, supportive regulators, and support from authoritiesSupported by clients that have good credit discipline and trustGood governance structure, strong internal control system,Stronger leadership and professional fellowship and high committed staffCompetitive, flexible product and good customer serviceTailor made products and services for clients and SMEs in particular.Good MIS system for tracking reports and performance.Client Protection Principles Implementations.Social Performance Management is mainly focused to ensure the double bottom lines (social and finance returns) of the business.
18 Strategic Priorities for 2013 Preparing for commercial bank transformationDiversifying funding sources by increasing savings and deposit collectionsStrengthening and improving customer service (by creating excellent customer service culture)Maintaining strong loan portfolio growth (by increasing SME segment)Strengthening risk management (by implementing risk register and frequently review it)Continuing strengthening brandingSocial Performance Management
20 Cambodia MFI Challenges The Royal Government of Cambodia has recognized the important of microfinance plays in socioeconomic development, particularly in the areas of the poverty reduction. The main constraints, challenges and gaps for development of the microfinance sector include:strengthening the regulatory and supervisory framework and capacity,expanding services,improving outreach,increasing consumer protection,enhancing operational efficiency and the quality of service provider, andstrengthening sector support.
21 Cambodia MFI Sector development To close gaps, constraints and challenges and also fully support to microfinance sector, the Royal Government of Cambodia has developed strategic plan as follows:MFI supervisionCommon reporting standardsRegulatory improvement to support product diversificationAccess to credit informationMarket transparency and disclosuresCost efficiencyEnhancing of microfinance institution management information systemSupport for and enhancing of the role of CMAPromotion of savings mobilizationStudy and development of capacity for competitionExpansion of access to creditProvision of client training