Microfinance market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean 2008-2013

Microfinance market trends in Latin America and the Caribbean 2008-2013

This report uses a sample which includes data from 58 institutions from December 31 of each year between 2008 and 2013, representing 59% of the total borrowers and 62% of the gross loan portfolio of the region regularly reporting to MIX. All the data is available in a spreadsheet that can be downloaded from the MIX website.

The indicators of this sample of microfinance institutions show their accomplishments as significant agents of financial inclusion. The growing diversification of the services on offer, the increase in the number of borrowers and deposit accounts, and the dominant focus on the microenterprise sector are all indicative of these accomplishments.

This report incorporates information on the regional loan portfolio from MIX, broken down by loan method, geographical location and gender of borrowers, together with the structure of deposits for each product.