cbe

USD
53.5273
54.5978
,
GBP
62.6662
63.9195
,
EUR
58.516
59.6863
,
CHF
55.9713
57.0907
,
SEK
4.676
4.7695
,
NOK
4.834
4.9307
,
DKK
7.1135
7.2558
,
DJF
0.2974
0.3033
,
JPY
0.3771
0.3846
,
CAD
36.2863
37.012
,
SAR
12.909
13.1672
,
AED
13.1884
13.4522
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
34.2099
34.8941
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.1867
7.3304
,
KWD
167.5769
170.9284

awash

abyssinia

USD
53.5273
54.5978
,
GBP
62.6662
63.9195
,
EUR
58.516
59.6863
,
AED
13.1884
13.4522
,
NOK
4.834
4.9307
,
SAR
12.909
13.1672
,
SEK
4.676
4.7695
,
CAD
36.2863
37.012

abay

USD
53.5273
54.5978
,
EUR
58.516
59.6863
,
GBP
65.6191
66.9315
,
CHF
58.6087
59.7809
,
AUD
37.801
38.557
,
AED
14.5728
14.8643
,
CNY
7.9411
8.0999
,
DKK
7.8602
8.0174
,
DJF
0.2974
0.3033
,
INR
0.6534
0.6665
,
JPY
0.4167
0.425
,
KES
0.4289
0.4375
,
NOK
5.3414
5.4482
,
SAR
14.2641
14.5494
,
ZAR
3.1204
3.1828
,
SEK
5.1669
5.2702
,
SDR
72.658
74.1112

zemen

CAD
39.7533
40.5484
,
EUR
57.8729
59.0304
,
GBP
65.2913
66.5971
,
SEK
5.081
5.1826
,
USD
53.408
54.4762

buna

nib

berhan

wegagen

USD
53.5273
54.5978
,
GBP
62.6662
63.9195
,
EURO
58.516
59.6863
,
CAD
36.2863
37.012
,
AUD
34.2099
34.8941
,
CHF
55.9713
57.0907
,
SEK
4.676
4.7695
,
NOK
4.834
4.9307
,
DKK
7.1135
7.2558
,
DJF
0.2976
0.3035
,
INR
0.6534
0.6665
,
KSH
0.4289
0.4375
,
JPY
0.3771
0.3846
,
SAR
12.909
13.1672
,
AED
13.1884
13.4522
,
ZAR
3.1723
3.2357
,
CNY
7.1867
7.3304
,
KWD
167.5769
170.9284

dgb

USD
53.501
54.571
,
GBP
65.8865
67.2042
,
EUR
58.2412
59.406
,
CHF
58.3945
59.5624
,
CAD
40.1961
41
,
AUD
37.8573
38.6144
,
SEK
5.1332
5.2359
,
NOK
5.377
5.4845
,
DKK
7.8299
7.9865
,
DJF
0.2972
0.3031
,
INR
0.653
0.6661
,
KSH
0.429
0.4376
,
JPY
0.412
0.4202
,
SAR
14.2563
14.5414
,
AED
14.5652
14.8565
,
ZAR
3.0843
3.146
,
CNY
7.9378
8.0966
,
KWD
175.2318
178.7364

enat

USD
53.1422
54.205
,
GBP
62.1342
63.3769
,
CHF
0
0
,
SEK
0
0
,
NOK
0
0
,
DKK
0
0
,
KES
0
0
,
JPY
0
0
,
DJF
0
0
,
CAD
0
0
,
AUD
0
0
,
SAR
0
0
,
AED
0
0
,
ZAR
0
0
,
CNY
0
0

addis

GBP
59.4718
60.6612
,
USD
52.1166
53.1589

nbe

KWD
126.8085
129.34467
,
CNH
5.6258
5.738316
,
ZAR
2.6751
2.728602
,
AED
9.9063
10.104426
,
SDR
57.7908
58.946616
,
EUR
48.4016
49.369632
,
CAD
28.7765
29.35203
,
AUD
28.3265
28.89303
,
JPY
0.3389
0.345678
,
SAR
9.7001
9.894102
,
INR
0.5525
0.56355
,
DJF
0.2234
0.227868
,
KES
0.3664
0.373728
,
DKK
5.8896
6.007392
,
NOK
4.2714
4.356828
,
SEK
4.3114
4.397628
,
CHF
41.5822
42.413844
,
GBP
53.539
54.60978

dashen

USD
53.5171
54.5874
,
GBP
62.9968
64.2567
,
CHF
56.1698
57.2932
,
SEK
4.6855
4.7792
,
NOK
4.8619
4.9591
,
DKK
7.151
7.294
,
JPY
0.3757
0.3832
,
CAD
36.4432
37.1721
,
SAR
12.9051
13.1632
,
AED
13.1859
13.4496
,
EUR
58.7778
59.9534
,
DJF
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
,
ZAR
,
CNY
,
AED

oromia

USD
53.3285
54.3951
,
EUR
56.7522
57.8872
,
GBP
64.2235
65.508
,
SAR
14.185
14.4687
,
CHF
57.398
58.546
,
AED
14.5198
14.8102

lion

coop

USD
53.3643
55.4316
,
GBP
64.4321
65.7207

The National Bank of Ethiopia issued a new guideline that requires microfinance institutions to increase their capital by seven times

Microfinance institutions

 

 

 

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.