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IFC’s First Investment in an NBFI in the Philippines to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses, Drive Post-COVID Recovery

The funding will allow Esquire, a market leader in the unsecured small and medium enterprises loan segment, to grow its loan portfolio and better serve women-owned SMEs during and after the global pandemic.

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Philippines: IFC, IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund, and IFC Emerging Asia Fund Invest in Voyager Innovations to Expand Digital Financial Services

The investment will enable Voyager to grow its platform and offer integrated, end-to-end digital financial services to consumers, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), and large enterprises.

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IFC and Santander Brasil to Expand Access to Finance for Smaller Healthcare Providers, Boosting Brazil’s Health System

The $150 million financing package will allow the bank to expand its financing to doctors and healthcare micro, small, and medium enterprises for working capital and purchase of medical equipment.

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Digitalization Key to Helping Micro-Retailers Grow Share of Indonesia's $80 Billion FMCG Market

IFC invested $5 million in equity to finance AwanTunai with the goal to bolster growth opportunities for micro-retailers -- many of them women – who are part of an industry made up of some 30,000 wholesalers and three million merchants.

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Financiera Confianza and IFC Sign Agreement to Promote Financial Inclusion With a Gender Approach for Migrants in Peru

The agreement between Financiera Confianza and IFC contemplates the instrumentation of tools that allow a closer knowledge of the needs, challenges, preferences, experiences and aspirations of foreign men and women residing in Peru in everything related to the use of financial services.

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IFC Partners With Banco G&T Continental in Guatemala to Launch Its Climate Finance Business, Expand SME and Housing Finance

The $80 million-dollar funding will help G&T launch its climate finance business, a first in the country, focusing on financing green buildings and green housing projects.

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IFC, LeapFrog Investments and DEG Invest in Vietnam’s HDBank to Help Accelerate Economic Recovery, Expand Lending to Smaller Businesses, and Boost Resiliency of the Banking Sector

Investment will increase access to credit for retail and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with specific focus on women entrepreneurs.

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IFC, Omni Support Truck Drivers, Immigrants, Refugees, and Micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil

The investment will increase Omni's capacity to assist their existing as well as new clients, thus supporting the private sector's recovery in the wake of the pandemic.

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IFC, BOA Kenya Partner to Expand Lending to Small Businesses in Kenya

Through the partnership, IFC will enter a risk-sharing facility with BOA Kenya that will help the bank scale up lending to small and medium-sized enterprises.

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IFC and Ministry of Justice Join Hands to Improve Insolvency Laws in Kosovo, Boost Lending

The initiative, known as the Debt Resolution Project, is expected to create a safety net for businesses and investors, improving access to credit, especially for small and medium enterprises.