Financiera Fondo de Desarrollo Local (FDL)
FDL is a leading provider of credit services in rural Nicaragua. It also has a significant presence in urban areas where it serves micro and small women entrepreneurs. It was founded in 1992 by the Nitlapan Research and Development Institute of the Central American University (prestigious Jesuits University). It has over EUR 100 million in assets and is the largest microfinance provider in Nicaragua, excluding banks offering microfinance services, serving over 60 thousand active clients and having a portfolio exceeding EUR 80 million.
Invested: February 2017
Emprende Microfinanzas S.A. is the result of co-operation between BBVA Microfinance Foundations and the Credicoop co-operative. The new institution seeks to consolidate its leading position in financial services for the poorest segment of the Chilean Market. They provide individual loan in rural and urban areas. The BBVA Foundation holds 100% of the total shareholder capital.
Invested: October 2016
Fusion Microfinance is a registered NBFC – MFI which operates in a Joint Liability Group lending model in India.Their clients comprises of 100% women living in rural and semi-urban areas. Their focus is reaching out to unbanked and providing loan to women entrepreneurs belonging to the economically and socially deprived section of the society. Fusion also acquaint the clients to manage their financials by disseminating Financial Literacy to them.
Invested: August 2016
Banco D-MIRO originated from the Norwegian International Mission Alliance's (a Christian NGO engaged in supporting poor and marginalized people in Asia, South-America and Africa) microfinance program in Ecuador. It has over 15 years of industry experience, has operated as an independent non-for-profit institution (Foundation) since December 2006 and as a bank since July 2011.
In accordance with its mission to serve the poor, it provides individual microcredit and savings in suburban areas of Guayaquil and in another eight Ecuadorian coastal cities.
Invested: July 2015
Crezcamos grew out of a non-profit microfinance program and was incorporated in 2008 as a limited liability company. Crezcamos has 43 offices across 9 districts in northern Colombia. The company operates in rural areas and targets micro and small entrepreneurs. It serves businesses with a maximum of 10 employees and assets up to 500 times the minimum monthly \salary. Crezcamos’ strategy has always been to expand in unbanked / underbanked areas of the country.
Janalakshmi Financial Services
Janalakshmi Financial Services is an NBFC based out of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It was incorporated in July 2006 and has a presence throughout India and is increasingly geographically diversifying; it has 68 branches across 42 cities and 10 states. JFS provides a wide range of microfinance products to the urban poor and employs innovative, state-of-the art technology. It offers various loan, insurance, gold and pension products to women entrepreneurs organized under the joint liability group model, and offers savings through a partnership with Axis bank
Invested: July, 2012
Founded in 1998 as “Internationale Micro Investitionen AG, ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA is a Holding Company based in Frankfurt Germany controlling 21 fully fledged banks and one non-bank financial institution in as many countries across three continents. The Holding maintains strong centralized control and provides support to its affiliates in a variety of core areas including Risk Management, Internal audit, MIS, and HR training. The group is focused on commercial as well as social objectives with an emphasis on responsible lending and financial education to avoid over-indebtedness. After three years of preparation, the ProCredit Group became under supervision of the German regulators in December 2011
AzerCredit is one of the leading microfinance institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan and it operates mostly in the agricultural sector. It was initially established in 1996 as AzEF (Azerbaijan Enterprise Fund). Later, in 2002 it was renamed AzerCredit LLC and obtained a license from the Central Bank of Azerbaijan.
LLC Micro Finance Organization Credo is a leading microfinance institution operating in Georgia. Founded in 1997, it is part of the World Vision network. Credo’s mission is providing sustainable financial services to the entrepreneurial poor and Georgian micro- and small businesses, with a preference for rural activities and those businesses that create income and employment opportunities for the poor.
Invested: May, 2012
LOLC Micro Credit Limited (LOMC)
LOLC Micro Credit Limited operates throughout Sri Lanka, backed by the largest non-banking financial conglomerate (the LOLC Group), seeking to create entrepreneurs out of those considered ‘un-bankable' by the traditional financial system. It manages to reach the most remote areas thanks to an innovative partnership with the postal service network which allows it to have a physical presence throughout the country. LOMC was set up in partnership with the internationally triple rated FMO (The Netherlands Development Finance Company) and is licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka with operations sin 2009.
Invested: March, 2012
institution “Nariño, Empresa
y futuro – CONTACTAR” was founded in 1991 as an NGO with the objective
of supporting microentrepreneurs by commercializing their products and
providing training and technical assistance. The institution was created
with the support of GTZ (German Agency for International Development).
Contactar differentiates itself for being highly focused on rural
development and has been internationally recognized for its efforts to
bring services and financial literacy education to the most remote
CAMESA (“Consejo de
Asistencia al Microemprendedor”) is a regulated financial institution
that has the license to mobilise deposits and it is supervised by the
Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores de Mexico (CNBV). It exists in
Mexico since 1993 with a mission to encourage savings, entrepreneurial
activities and provide credit to impoverished people in order to improve
their financial situation.
Sinapi Aba Trust
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