Sectors of Focus

  • Financial Services: Microfinance


  • Clients

Microfinance Delivery Methodology (PD7356)

Describes the financial services delivery methodologies used by the organization. Select all that apply:
- Individual Lending
- Solidarity Group Lending
- Village/Self-Help Group Lending
- Other
Reporting format
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Microfinance Delivery Methodology (PD7356). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote the type of financial services delivery methodology they use if they select "Other".

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is most applicable to organizations operating in microfinance and primarily those who provide lending services.
  • With an individual lending methodology, a loan is made to an individual borrower who is solely responsible for its repayment.
  • With a solidarity group lending methodology, groups are used for the disbursement of funds and collection of repayment on loans to either the group as a whole or to the individual members of that group. Borrowers of such groups often bear joint and several liability for the repayment of all loans to the group and its members. See the glossary term for additional information.
  • With a village/self-help group lending methodology, the organization provides access to credit and savings services through group or community managed associations. The organization may lend to the group, which in turn uses this money to lend to its members. See the glossary term for additional information.