cbe

USD
56.3942
57.5221
,
GBP
67.8914
69.2492
,
EUR
60.8775
62.0951
,
CHF
61.138
62.3608
,
SEK
4.9131
5.0114
,
NOK
4.8627
4.96
,
DKK
7.3918
7.5396
,
DJF
0.3158
0.3221
,
JPY
0.3401
0.3469
,
CAD
37.7184
38.4728
,
SAR
13.6076
13.8798
,
AED
13.8932
14.1711
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
33.4291
34.0977
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.0975
7.2395
,
KWD
175.0012
178.5012

awash

EUR
56.5106
57.6408
,
GBP
64.5257
65.8162
,
JPY
0.4037
0.4118
,
CHF
57.4629
58.6122
,
SAR
14.1527
14.4358

abyssinia

GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762
,
SEK
4.9117
5.0099
,
NOK
4.8688
4.9662

abay

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
CHF
63.9422
65.221
,
AUD
36.9556
37.6947
,
AED
15.3493
15.6563
,
CNY
7.8357
7.9924
,
DKK
8.1681
8.3315
,
DJF
0.3158
0.3221
,
INR
0.6794
0.693
,
JPY
0.3753
0.3828
,
KES
0.3861
0.3938
,
NOK
5.3799
5.4875
,
SAR
15.0321
15.3327
,
ZAR
2.9646
3.0239
,
SEK
5.4273
5.5358
,
SDR
74.6893
76.1831

zemen

CAD
41.7892
42.625
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
SEK
5.4273
5.5358
,
USD
56.3778
57.5054

buna

nib

GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762

berhan

wegagen

USD
56.1663
57.2896
,
GBP
67.9979
69.3579
,
EURO
60.9124
62.1306
,
CAD
37.9021
38.6601
,
AUD
33.5177
34.1881
,
CHF
60.8664
62.0837
,
SEK
4.8361
4.9328
,
NOK
4.6333
4.726
,
DKK
7.3141
7.4604
,
DJF
0.3128
0.3191
,
INR
0.6693
0.6827
,
KSH
0.3636
0.3709
,
JPY
0.3477
0.3547
,
SAR
13.4673
13.7366
,
AED
13.7552
14.0303
,
ZAR
3.1723
3.2357
,
CNY
7.0448
7.1857
,
KWD
172.7992
176.2552

dgb

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
CHF
63.9422
65.221
,
CAD
41.7892
42.625
,
AUD
36.9556
37.6947
,
SEK
5.4273
5.5358
,
NOK
5.3799
5.4875
,
DKK
8.1681
8.3315
,
DJF
0.3158
0.3221
,
INR
0.6794
0.693
,
KSH
0.3861
0.3938
,
JPY
0.3753
0.3828
,
SAR
15.0321
15.3327
,
AED
15.3493
15.6563
,
ZAR
2.9646
3.0239
,
CNY
7.8357
7.9924
,
KWD
183.0982
186.7602

enat

addis

nbe

dashen

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
SEK
4.9117
5.0099
,
NOK
4.8688
4.9662
,
DKK
7.3921
7.5399
,
JPY
0.3396
0.3464
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
DJF
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
33.4448
34.1137
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.0913
7.2331
,
KWD
174.8588
178.356
,
AED

oromia

USD
55.4509
56.5599
,
EUR
58.7724
59.9478
,
GBP
64.394
65.6819
,
SAR
13.3775
13.6451
,
CHF
59.3141
60.5004
,
AED
13.662
13.9352

lion

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1

coop

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
SAR
15.0321
15.3327
,
AED
15.3493
15.6563

gadaa

USD
56.3677
57.4951
,
GBP
67.9242
69.2827
,
EUR
60.7418
61.9566
,
AED
13.8886
14.1664
,
SAR
13.6016
13.8736
,
CHF
61.1023
62.3243

hijra

EUR
61.5525
62.7836
,
USD
56.0843
57.206
,
GBP
71.5355
72.9662
,
AED
15.2681
15.5735
,
CAD
41.9322
42.7708
,
SAR
14.9478
15.2468

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.