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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • El Salvador
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
Bank Risk Rating: FI
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Board Decision Date: 2017-11-29
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Borrower or Client: Fedecredito Remittance Funding Company
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Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 15.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ IIC website
Updated in EWS: 2018-01-08
Disclosure Date: 2017-10-25
DPR Fedecredito

Project Description
From the IIC: The proceeds of the Financing will be used to increase its lending activities for low-income housing and MSMEs.Brief Project Description:The Fedecredito System ("FDCS") comprises 48 Cajas de Credito ("CC") and 7 Bancos de los Trabajadores ("BDT"). Fedecredito is a second-tier FI, 100% privately-owned and supervised by El Salvador's "Superintendencia del Sistema Financiero". Fedecredito is an existing client of the IDBG. In 2010, the Bank approved a US$19 million A/B Loan to increase financing for municipal market modernization. Fedecredito has also received funding and technical assistance from the Multilateral Investment Fund ("MIF") to improve its ability to serve the poorest segments of the country's population; and support modernization and institutional strengthening. View the original disclosure for the IIC's ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW.
Investment Description
The IIC's participation will consist of a US Dollar denominated note subscription to Fedecredito Remittance Funding Company Ltd. (the "Issuer") in an amount of up to US$15 million (the "Note"). IFC and responsibility have already purchased US30 million in notes of this issuance. IIC's Note will have an individual maximum tenor of 7 years with a 2-year grace period (the "Financing").
Private Actors
Fedecredito was established in 1943 and its mission is to help develop an effective FDCS by providing its members with training and specialized technical services. The FDCS constitutes the largest network of financing service providers in El Salvador, present in 187 of the 262 municipalities of the country. Fedecredito only provides financing to their member entities. The CCs and BDTs funnel this funds into the local market. As of December 2016, the FDCS was the 5th largest lender in the country with a loan portfolio of US$1.4 billion (market share of 11%), deposits of US$740 million and more than 961k credit users serving mainly low-income families and MSMEs. FDCS' portfolio distribution is as follows: MSMEs 35%; consumer loans 53% and housing 12%
Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IIC The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).