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Regions:
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  • Latin America and Caribbean
Banks:
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: 2017-12-12
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Borrower or Client: Locfund II, L.P.
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  • Finance
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 10.00 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: 2017-11-09
Local Currency Fund II Expansion
IIC-12141-01

Project Description
Summarized from the IIC: The IIC, as member of the IDB Group, will support Locfund II’s expansion through a Loan of up to US$10 million (the “IIC A Loan”). Thus, the number of MFIs reached and final clients benefited will also increase. Locfund II expects to increase the number of MFIs’ clients by 13% totalizing 241,000 final beneficiaries during its life. This is a follow-on from the 2015 IDB loan to Locfund II comprised of an A Loan of up to US$15 million funded by IDB with its Ordinary Capital resources and up to US$7.5 million in a Co-Loan from the China Co-Financing Fund (the “China Fund”) to provide financing in local currency to microfinance institutions (“MFIs”), contributing to reduce the MFIs’ foreign exchange risk exposure and to support the expansion of their local currency lending capacity to micro- and small-sized enterprises (“MSEs”) in Latin America and the Caribbean (“LAC”).
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