Catalyst for “Transformative Change”: Female Entrepreneurship Fund Launched

Source: Delano

The Female Entrepreneurship Fund, a sub-fund of the Investing for Development Sicav, was launched on 24 May. Experts at the launch event talked about the role of this fund in expanding access to finance for women entrepreneurs in Central America, boosting inclusion and transforming gender finance. 

The Female Entrepreneurship Fund (FEF) is a specialized investment vehicle that channels resources from institutional investors to support women entrepreneurs in the Central American Integration System (Sica) region, which includes Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Launched as a sub-fund of the Investing for Development Sicav, together with Luxembourg’s ministry of foreign affairs, directorate for development cooperation (MAEE), the Center for the Promotion of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (Cenpromype), Total Impact Capital and Lux Development, the FEF aims to increase access to finance for women who run small and medium-sized enterprises.