Banco Solidario started its activities in 1996 with a social mission which focuses on the microfinance segment and vulnerable populations.
Type of investment
- Local economic growth
- Financial inclusion
After more than 20 years of operations, Banco Solidario reached an asset base of 624m. USD, over 270,000 credit clients served in 53 branches across the country, and it employs more than 1,300 salaries.
Banco Solidario is one of the leading microfinance players in Ecuador: 47% of its total portfolio is directly lent to microenterprises for productive purpose, which makes BS the second biggest provider of microloans in the country (98,000 microloans outstanding with an average loan amount of 2,873 USD). The rest of the portfolio (53%) is invested in other inclusive loan products targeting low-income populations.
Local economic growth
Elevated outreach as compared to competitors: over 275,000 active loans and 121,000 active accounts.
Directly employs more than 1,200 people.
Increasing adequate financing for the lower strata of the population in Ecuador (average microloan: 2,873 USD).