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IFC Mobilizes Four Banks to Finance Banco Daycoval and Support Female Entrepreneurship and Smaller Businesses in Brazil

By focusing on the SMEs segment, including women-owned businesses, IFC aims to help close the existing financing gap for these two segments.

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Pakistan Housing Finance: Is There a Business Case for Financial Institutions?

This study highlights the need for financial institutions to expand into housing finance across different income segments—particularly low and middle income households—and regions.

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IFC Invests in Sekura to Improve Access to Insurance in Mexico

The co-investment represents IFC's first investment in the insurance brokerage sector and reflects IFC's interest in increasing insurance penetration for Mexican companies alongside a leading player in the market.

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Ngern Tid Lor PCL is IFC’s First Investment in a Non-Banking Financial Institution in Thailand to Support MSMEs

The investment aims to support a resilient recovery by promoting business growth, creating jobs, and fostering financial inclusion.

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IFC, Rwanda Capital Markets Authority and Central Bank Join Forces to Boost Access to Long-Term Finance for Small Businesses

The four-year partnership will help expand access to long-term local currency finance in Rwanda for key sectors such as housing, agribusiness, and smaller businesses.

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IFC and FMO Partner With I&M Bank Ltd. to Support Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Kenya

The loan will help smaller businesses across a range of sectors in Kenya access financing for working capital, expansion, and to weather the effects of COVID-19.

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IFC Supports Garanti BBVA Leasing to Boost Financing for Small Businesses in Romania, Accelerate Recovery

Small and medium-sized enterprises in Romania will improve their access to finance with a new investment that aims to support SMEs, including women entrepreneurs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IFC and KMF to Help Micro and Small Entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan Weather the Impact of COVID-19

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Kazakhstan stand to benefit from a new investment which aims to help businesses recover from the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, resume operations, and adapt to the post-crisis environment.

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IFC Partners With Evocabank to Support Smaller Businesses, Boost Resilience and Drive Recovery in Armenia

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, access to finance was the biggest obstacle for doing business in Armenia. Has it increased following the pandemic?

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IFC Supports ProducePay to Improve Mexican Farmers' Access to Finance and Global Supply Chains

The investment will help reduce traditional banking costs and improve supply chains boosting financial access, productivity and exports.