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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.
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: C
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Board Decision Date: 2016-12-08
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Borrower or Client: Fedecredito
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  • Finance
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 24.00 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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Updated in EWS: 2017-08-15

Project Description
FROM THE FMO: WHO IS OUR CLIENT Fedecredito is a federation of 55 member cooperatives, which provides technical assistance and funding to its members. The 55 member cooperatives together own 100 percent of Fedecredito. The cooperatives in turn are owned by their 934k members/ shareholders. FUNDING OBJECTIVE FMOs loan will be on-lent by Fedecredito to its members. WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT We have committed to reduce inequality in El Salvador. Fedecredito's UBOs are about 1 million low-to-mid income Salvadorans and by providing debt we support further increase of Fedecredito's equity value which is ultimately owned by this 1/6 of the population in El Salvador. We support financial inclusion in El Salvador. By supporting Fedecredito who leads and manages the growth of the network Fedecredito (Sistema Fedecredito) which has 625+ service points throughout El Salvador being most outreaching and largest banking network in the country. There is no place in El Salvador where within a 20 kilometer range you are not able to find a service point of Sistema Fedecredito. We aim to mobilize/catalyze global partnerships. We have brought new investors to Fedecredito: DEG, Proparco, Ecobusiness Fund, Triodos and Actiam. We aim to make Fedecredito Green by supporting Fedecredito in boosting Sistema Fedecredito's agricultural portfolio aligned with the biodiversity goals of EcoBusiness Fund.
Investment Description
This project is in the form of a USD 24 million loan from the FMO.
Contact Information
FMO The Netherlands +31 70 314 96 96 info@fmo.nl