BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s Institutions Establish Measures for the 2.2 Million Entrepreneurs It Serves During the Health Crisis
Aligned with its social purpose and in light of COVID-19’s progress in Latin America, BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s six institutions in five countries in the region have adopted urgent and necessary measures to help its 2.2 million clients cope with this situation.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, provided Banco General, S.A., a loan of $150 million for mortgage lending for low and middle-income families in Panama, at the end of 2019.
EIB Lends $12M to Credo Bank for Microfinance in Rural Georgia to Offset Effects of COVID-19 on Food Production
Credo will use the funds to on-lend primarily as working capital for people living in rural areas, with the aim of lessening the impacts COVID-19 has had on food production and the country’s agricultural sector.
GGF and TBC Leasing Expand Access to Local Currency Finance for Energy Efficiency Measures in Georgia
The Green for Growth Fund has provided TBC Leasing with a loan of $5 million equivalent in Georgian lari to bolster energy efficiency measures among small and medium enterprises.
The proceeds of the Sustainability Bond will be used to finance both Social and Green eligible loans. The Social loans will be granted towards microenterprises and SMEs, stimulating the generation of employment in the country.