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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Mexico
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
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: 2016-07-25
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Borrower or Client: Sociedad Financiera Equipate, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM ENR
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The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Finance
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 1.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD): $ 1.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ IIC website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-07
Disclosure Date: 2016-06-21

Project Description
From the IIC: The objective of this operation is to provide a loan to support Equipa-T in scaling up a new financial product to finance home improvements for low-income families; as well as to increase the existing portfolio of group micro loans to women entrepreneurs. Equipa-T is a Mexican non-regulated microfinance institution, created in 2006, and headquartered in Mexico City, with branches across 12 states in Mexico. Its core credit products aim to promote the growth of microenterprises through individual and group lending methods, and recently also through a specialized product financing home improvements, which it aims to scale through partnerships with construction companies focused on the social housing market. Currently, approximately 57% of Equipa-T's microfinance portfolio consists of individual micro-loans and 43% of group lending. Equipa-T expects to provide home improvement loans to approximately 8,000 additional families, and group micro-loans to approximately 25,000 additional women entrepreneurs over the next three years. This is a category FI-3 project according to the IIC’s Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy because of the low risk of the subprojects in the financial intermediary’s current or future portfolio.
Investment Description
This project consists of an A Loan of up to MX$30 million (approximately US$1.7 million) from the IIC.
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).