Microfinance organization "KMF" has been operating in the market since 1997. For 20 years of activity the Company has become one of the leaders in Central Asian microfinance sector.
$250 mln

loan portfolio

212000

active clients

3720

centers

History
  • 1997 - 2006
  • 2007 - 2010
  • 2011 - 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
Kazakhstan Loan Fund

On November 20, 1997 first loans were disbursed to entrepreneurs in Taldykorgan. Harmonious work of the staff and methodology, successfully tailored to the conditions in our Republic, secured great success to the project in the city of Taldykorgan. The Fund started to gain momentum by expanding geographic boundaries and increasing the number of the served clients.On November 20, 1997 first loans were disbursed to entrepreneurs in Taldykorgan. Harmonious work of the staff and methodology, successfully tailored to the conditions in our Republic, secured great success to the project in the city of Taldykorgan. The Fund started to gain momentum by expanding geographic boundaries and increasing the number of the served clients.
In 2006 Kazakhstan Loan Fund changed its status and became a Microcredit Organization “Kazakhstan Loan Fund” being at the same time a non-for-profit organization. From 1997 to 2007 eight branches were opened in large cities of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Each branch has rural outlets. During its work in the market of the Republic of Kazakhstan KLF strengthened its position of a stable and transparent microfinance organization targeted at client. In the end of 2006 the Fund established a for-profit subsidiary organization “MCO “KazMicroFinance” LLC (KMF). All clients and employees of Kazakhstan Loan Fund were transferred to a new organization. Being a legal successor of Kazakhstan Loan Fund, KMF keeps a position of a leader in microfinance market in Central Asian region, accumulating KLF achievements.

Creation and development of KMF

In 2008 according to a decision of a Founder – American corporation ACDI/VOCA CF “MCO “Kazakhstan Loan Fund” was transformed into CF “KMF-Demeu”.
At present Corporate Fund “KMF-Demeu” is a key participant of «MCO «KMF» LLC with 83% share in the company charter capital. The remaining 17% according to employees’ charter capital participation policy (under international ESOP program adopted in 2007) belongs to company employees. The company has signed an agreement on providing information and obtaining credit reports from “First Credit Bureau” LLC. During the period from 2007 to 2009 inclusive, the company opened 23 outlets throughout Kazakhstan, thereby expanding its geographical presence in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. USAID acknowledged MCO “KazMicroFinance” the best organization in Kazakhstan economy sector and honored it with award “For effective governance and leadership in expanding access to financial services for micro-entrepreneurs.

In 2009 microcredit organization “KazMicroFinance” completed the transition to a shorter logo - “KMF” both in external and internal design.

In 2010 the company was awarded two international awards: for the work with customers, MFC & Smart Campaign Award for Excellence in Client Protection; for the efforts made to avoid customer over-indebtedness is recognized by Smart Campaign as the best microcredit organization. In 2011 General Assembly by its decision was established the Supervisory Board in MCO “KMF” LLC. To date, MCO “KMF” has a regional presence through 14 branches in main cities of Kazakhstan, including the cities of Almaty and Astana, and 41 outlets in rural areas, delivering financial services in more than 1300 remote villages. Loans offered by company became more accessible to ordinary people, through personal approach to each individual client, and flexibility of creditworthiness assessment.

KMF marks 15 years

By November 2012 KMF loan portfolio has reached another mile stone - 12 billion tenge.
Today the Company is represented by branches in 17 major cities. It operates through 65 outlets covering more than 3,500 settlements. During 15 years of its activities KMF issued 559,721 loans in the amount exceeding 104 billion tenge. More than 80% of credit funds over the years were used on financing business development.

Attraction of international investors

2014 became one of the most successful year for KMF, both in relation to the core business, and important events occurred. Since the beginning of the year the loan portfolio grew by more than a half (+55.8%) from KZT 17,970 billion to KZT 28,001 billion. It is important
to note, that more than a half of the mentioned loan portfolio amount
is formed by clients who live in rural areas. The number of active clients increased by nearly a third up to 128 756 people.

Moreover, in 2014, within the Company's project aimed at improving financial literacy of population, more than 40 000 Kazakhstan citizens were trained.

On November 6, 2014 KMF became the Company with international participation by closing the transaction on attraction of investmens into the Company's capital with representatives of international investors Triodos Investmens Managements (the Netherlands) and responsAbility Investments AG (Switzerland).

2015 Re-registration into MFO

According to the results of the year 2015 KMF held 76% share in microfinance market based on the total disbursed microloans according to information of First Credit Bureau, LLP. Number of active KMF clients increased to 151 903, and the loan portfolio reached KZT 34.7 billion. KMF is the largest microfinance institution in Kazakhstan in terms of Loan Portfolio size, and the largest in Central Asia in terms of number of active customers, according to the analytical portal ranking.kz.

In January 2015, microcredit organization (MCO) KMF passed state re-registration procedure to microfinance organization (MFO) KMF. In February 2015, the company has been registered with the National Bank of Kazakhstan and was included in the register of microfinance organizations.

KMF recognized as the best charitable organization in the contest of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan - "Caravan of Solace".

In 2015, within the framework of improving the financial literacy of population, KMF organized trainings for more than 70,000 individuals. The same year a project to increase the financial literacy of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan was launched.

In March, the international rating company MicroFinanza Rating carried out international social rating of in KMF and awarded «A" rating. This means good social performance management and customer protection systems.

In April 2015, MFO “KMF” was certified on the Client Protection Principles, initiated by the Smart Campaign. To get certification MFO must meet all 95 Smart Campaign indicators, this ensures that the company complies with 7 client protection principles and integrates them into daily practice.



Development cooperation

Following the results of first six months of 2016, the number of KMF clients increased to 170 thousand, loan portfolio exceeded KZT 45 bln.

Also, the Loan Agreement was signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the amount of KZT 3.8 bln. under the program "Women in Business".


20 years of successful business

The first syndicated loan was raised. It was the first time not only for KMF, but for the whole sector of Kazakhstan that a syndicated loan was received from foreign investors. The syndicated loan agreement of USD 44 million was signed by the microfinance institution KMF and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, the organizer of the transaction. The syndicate of foreign investors included the leading financial institutions of the microfinance market: Microvest (USA), Bank im Bistum (Germany), Incofin (Belgium), Symbiotics (Switzerland).

Also, The Company also received a development loan from the EBRD in the amount of KZT 3.5 billion for on-lending to micro, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as for on-lending under the Women in Business project. The loan portfolio of the Company exceeded KZT 80 billion, and the clientele - 200 000 borrowers.

Mission ang goals

We encourage welfare growth of micro, small and agribusiness representative by providing access microfinance services. Drawing on our extensive experience in the creation of mixed use developments we collaborate with our clients to create aspirational environments which surpass the customers initial requirements. We provide in-depth and comprehensive advice on all aspects of leasing, asset management, development and investment within the retail and restaurant sectors.

Objectives:
  • Enlarge access to the services and extend coverage of representatives of micro, small and agro business across Kazakhstan, including rural areas
  • Provide high-quality microfinance services and continue improvement of service quality by feedback and evaluation while developing the culture of microfinance services
  • Make a benefit for the society, support entrepreneurship and increase the well-being of clients while earning the profit
Principles of activity:
  • Honesty, transparency, professionalism and accessibility
  • Client-oriented approach and high-quality services
  • Staff care
  • Innovative approach & democracy in decision making
Values:
  • Clients
  • Staff
  • Social responsibility
  • Corporate culture and team spirit

Participants
Participant Share capital, %
responsAbility Management Company S.A. 18,13%
responsAbility SICAV (Lux) 6,04%
Triodos Custody B.V.. 12,08%
KMF Demeu Fund.ff 45,44%
Employees 6,22%
Total 100,00%
Management
  • Management
  • Supervisory board

The Management Board is a collegial executive body governing the company's activities. Executive Committee consists of Chairman of the Management Board, his Deputies and Managing Director of the company.

The Management Board is a collegial executive body governing the company's activities. Executive Committee consists of Chairman of the Management Board, his Deputies and Managing Director of the company.