cbe

USD
57.2653
58.4106
,
GBP
69.4105
70.7987
,
EUR
61.4457
62.6746
,
CHF
61.4753
63.7048
,
SEK
4.9682
5.0676
,
NOK
4.923
5.0215
,
DKK
7.4564
7.6055
,
DJF
,
JPY
0.3272
0.3337
,
CAD
37.7982
38.5542
,
SAR
13.8141
14.0904
,
AED
14.109
14.3912
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
34.5933
35.2852
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.1379
7.2807
,
KWD
178.3661
181.9334

awash

USD
57.2653
58.4106
,
EUR
61.4457
62.6746
,
GBP
69.4105
70.7987
,
CHF
61.4753
62.7048
,
SAR
13.8141
14.0904
,
AED
14.109
14.3912
,
CAD
37.7982
38.5542

abyssinia

GBP
69.4105
70.7987
,
CHF
61.4753
62.7048
,
EUR
61.4457
62.6746
,
USD
57.2653
58.4106
,
CAD
37.7982
38.5542
,
AED
14.109
14.3912
,
SAR
13.8141
14.0904
,
SEK
4.9682
5.0676
,
NOK
4.923
5.0215

abay

USD
56.5376
57.6684
,
EUR
61.7956
63.0315
,
GBP
72.289
73.7348
,
CHF
64.3716
65.659
,
AUD
37.3657
38.113
,
AED
15.3911
15.6989
,
CNY
7.8594
8.0166
,
DKK
8.2877
8.4535
,
DJF
0.3166
0.3229
,
INR
0.6826
0.6963
,
JPY
0.3821
0.3897
,
KES
0.4082
0.4164
,
NOK
5.3785
5.4861
,
SAR
15.0739
15.3754
,
ZAR
3.0306
3.0912
,
SEK
5.5156
5.6259
,
SDR
78.118
79.6804

zemen

CAD
41.6356
42.4683
,
EUR
61.3505
62.5775
,
GBP
72.5868
74.0385
,
SEK
5.426
5.5345
,
USD
57.2406
58.3854

buna

nib

GBP
69.4105
70.7987
,
EUR
61.4457
62.6746
,
CHF
61.4753
62.7048
,
USD
57.2653
58.4106
,
CAD
37.7982
38.5542
,
AED
14.109
14.3912
,
SAR
13.8141
14.0904

berhan

wegagen

dgb

USD
57.1651
58.3084
,
GBP
73.1806
74.6442
,
EUR
61.3553
62.5824
,
CHF
63.7221
64.9965
,
CAD
41.5052
42.3353

enat

USD
57.2406
58.3854
,
GBP
72.5868
74.0385
,
CHF
64.4819
65.7715
,
SEK
5.1879
5.2917
,
NOK
5.1733
5.2768
,
DKK
8.1014
8.2634
,
KES
0.4271
0.4356
,
JPY
0.3673
0.3746
,
DJF
0.3181
0.3245
,
CAD
41.1312
41.9538
,
AUD
36.4897
37.2195
,
SAR
15.1424
15.4452
,
AED
15.5162
15.8261
,
ZAR
2.9861
3.0458
,
CNY
7.846
8.0029

addis

nbe

USD
57.2653
57.838
,
GBP
72.6811
72.7098
,
CHF
64.372
64.4009
,
SEK
5.4897
5.4913
,
NOK
5.4398
5.4407
,
DKK
8.2391
8.2396
,
DJF
0.3207
0.3225
,
INR
0.6848
0.6849
,
KES
0.4439
0.4474
,
JPY
0.3616
0.3616
,
CAD
41.766
41.7873
,
AUD
38.2246
38.2475
,
SAR
15.2642
15.265
,
AED
15.59
15.5909
,
EUR
61.4457
61.4686
,
XDR
75.447
75.447
,
ZAR
3.1652
3.1657
,
CNY
7.8872
7.8873
,
KWD
186.7708
186.828

dashen

USD
57.2653
58.4106
,
GBP
69.4105
70.7987
,
CHF
61.4753
62.7048
,
SEK
4.9682
5.0676
,
NOK
4.923
5.02146
,
DKK
7.4564
7.6055
,
JPY
0.3272
0.3337
,
CAD
37.7982
38.5542
,
SAR
13.8141
14.0904
,
AED
14.109
14.3912
,
EUR
61.4457
62.6746
,
DJF
0
0
,
INR
0
0
,
KES
0
0
,
AUD
34.5933
35.2852
,
ZAR
0
0
,
CNY
7.1379
7.2807
,
KWD
178.3661
181.9334
,
AED

oromia

USD
57.2653
58.4106
,
GBP
72.6811
74.1347
,
EUR
61.4457
62.6746
,
CHF
64.372
65.6594
,
SAR
15.2642
15.5695
,
AED
15.59
15.9018

lion

coop

USD
57.2406
58.3854
,
GBP
72.5868
74.0385
,
EUR
61.3505
62.5775
,
AED
15.5825
15.8942
,
SAR
15.2556
15.5607

gadaa

USD
57.0384
58.1792
,
GBP
69.4569
70.846
,
EUR
91.9494
63.1884
,
AED
14.0523
14.3333
,
SAR
13.7631
14.0384
,
CHF
59.61
60.8022

hijra

amhara

tsehay

USD
57.2406
58.3854
,
GBP
69.3204
70.7068
,
EUR
61.3505
62.5775
,
CAD
37.6802
38.4338
,
SAR
13.8063
14.0824
,
AED
14.1022
14.3842

tsedey

USD
57.2653
58.4106
,
EUR
61.4457
62.6746
,
GBP
69.4105
70.7987
,
AED
14.109
14.3912

National Bank of Ethiopia Issued Guide to Microfinance

Microfinance

The National Bank of Ethiopia issued a new guideline that requires microfinance institutions or small credit and savings to increase their capital by seven times. This directive was issued to lift the country’s capital.

The guideline states that microfinance institutions must increase their paid-up capital to 75 million ETB. The National Bank of Ethiopia has given small credit and saving institutions a seven-year time limit to raise their capital to the set amount. Those who want to establish a small credit and savings institution will also need a capital of 75 million ETB.

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Currently, 45 microfinance institutions are registered with the National Bank of Ethiopia. Out of the 45 small credit and saving institutions, five of them are transformed into a bank. The new regulations apply to the remaining and new institutions. Fifteen microfinance institutions have capital ranging between 10 million and 20 million ETB. On the other hand, there are institutions with a capital of more than 100 million to 500 million ETB. This new directive is to help narrow the difference between these institutions and strengthen the small credit and saving institutions with lower capital.

Ato Tesheme Yeshi, Chief Executive Officer of Misrach Microfinance Institution, shared their opinion: “Since the National Bank of Ethiopia had repeatedly gotten requests for microfinance institutions to increase their capital, the new guideline will be strictly followed.”

Ato Teshome explained that in the past years, the amount of capital needed to establish microfinance institutions was set low to encourage small credit and saving institutions. However, it has made it challenging to carry out necessary microfinance activities, which makes the new regulation important.

This new guideline will also create an opportunity for credit and saving institutions to provide better loans, which can be considered a significant advantage. According to the new guideline, the minimum capital of a small credit and saving institution is 75 million ETB, and they can now provide a loan of up to 750 thousand ETB.

Additionally, it was noted that raising capital was necessary because of the current micro-economic environment’s effect on declining money-purchasing power.

Even though the National Bank of Ethiopia’s decision is considered appropriate and helpful for the country’s economic situation, the new guideline might be threatening and challenging for microfinance institutions with no capital of 75 million ETB.

Ato Teshome advised microfinance institutions on how to increase their capital in seven years.

What can Microfinance institutions do to meet the fixed capital? 

In response to this question, Ato Teshome stated that there are different options and some methods can be

  • Instead of collecting annual profits, add the profits to the capital instead.
  • Selling shares to foreign investors.
  • Selling shares to Ethiopian investors.

However, the current situation is not suitable for implementing these suggestions as a directive prevents foreign investors from buying shares unless they are in the country. This directive must make it possible for investors to buy shares as desired. Ato Teshome has added that this directive needs to be readjusted to support small credit and saving institutions.

Ato Teshome continued by stating that although microfinance institutions play an important role in Ethiopia’s economy, more help is required for them in order to boost their capital and expand their service. About 5 million clients have received loans from microfinance institutions, which have also helped create job opportunities. As a result, these institutions are an essential part of the country’s economy.