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Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Albania
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Status: Disbursing
Bank Risk Rating: FI
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: 2016-04-06
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Borrower or Client: NOA Sh.a.
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Sectors:
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Finance
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 5.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 5,000,000.00
Converted using 2016-04-06 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD): $ 5.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 5,000,000.00
Converted using 2016-04-06 exchange rate.

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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-10
Disclosure Date: 2016-03-02
AASF - NOA Agribusiness Credit Line
EBRD-47985

Project Description
This project finances NOA Sh.a., a non-bank microfinance lending institution in Albania, for on-lending to agribusinesses in order to improve access to finance for underserved farmers and agribusinesses. This loan will be complemented by technical assistance for capacity building.
Investment Description
NOA Sh.a. (NOA) is a microfinance institution (MFI) incorporated in Albania. It provides loans to clients, mostly in rural areas across the country. NOA is 99.99% owned by NOA Holding, which in turn is 100% owned by NOA Cooperatief (NOA Coop) that owns directly the remaining 0.01% of NOA Sh.a. NOA Coop is owned by two microfinance investment specialists, BFSE Holdings B.V. and Creation Investments Antilles N.V.
Contact Information
Contact Name: NOA. Sh.a. Email: info@noa,com.al Telephone: 355 42403764 Fax: Website: www.noa.com.al Postal Address: Rr. Tish Daia, Kompleksi Kika 2. Pall. 2, Tirane, Albania ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD’s own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.
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