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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2016-08-23
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  • Finance
Investment Amount (USD): $ 5.00 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 @ IFC website
Updated in EWS: 2017-12-26
Disclosure Date: 2016-04-21
Faten II

Project Description
Faten started as a program under Save the Children in 1995 and was spun-off in 1999 into a not-for-profit Company with a mission to serve the financial needs of low and middle income Palestinian entrepreneurs and individuals. Currently, Faten is the largest Micro Finance Institution (&#8220;MFI&#8221;) in West Bank &amp; Gaza (&#8220;WB&amp;G&#8221;) and serves its clients through an established network of 35 branches and staff of 219 people.<br><br>IFC is considering a potential investment in the form of a senior loan of up to US$ 5 million to support Faten&#8217;s micro and small and medium size enterprises (&#8220;MSME&#8221;) portfolio growth and the expansion of its reach to low and middle income Palestinian. The proposed project builds on IFC&#8217;s previous engagement with Faten, where IFC extended a US$ 3 million senior loan (project #30178), which has since been fully repaid.
Investment Description
Contact Information
Mr. Anwar Jayyusi – Managing Director Palestine for Credit & Development - Faten P.O.Box 2446, Ramallah West Bank and Gaza Tel: +970-2-2961470/1 Fax: +970-2-2961472 mailto:ajoyyosi@faten.org http://www.faten.org ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at CAO@worldbankgroup.org. You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/
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