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Monday, August 6, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) Loans $10m to ProCredit Bank of Georgia

European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), a microfinance investment vehicle (MIV) investing in 16 countries in Europe and Asia, has reported to MicroCapital that it has loaned USD 10 million to ProCredit Bank of Georgia, a bank serving Georgian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Continue Reading »


Monday, August 6, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) to Place Equity Investment, Grant in Microfinance Institution ACME of Haiti

The Multilateral Investment Fund, an autonomous fund administered by the US-based Inter-American Development Bank, has approved an equity investment of an undisclosed amount in Haitian microfinance institution (MFI) Association pour la Cooperation avec la Micro Enterprise (ACME). Continue Reading »


Friday, August 3, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Multilateral Investment Fund Places $5m in Equity in Fund for Mexican SMEs

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), an autonomous fund that was founded in 1993 by the US-based Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has made a USD 5 million equity investment in Mexico Development Fund I (MDF-I), a venture capital fund focused on small and medium-sized Mexican businesses providing education, financial or retail services. MDF-I is managed by PC Capital Partners, a financial services firm based in Mexico.  Continue Reading »


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Progress Microfinance Facility Signs 20th Intermediary, Reaches $98m Committed

The European Progress Microfinance Facility, an organization managed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) with the aim of increasing the availability of microcredit for small businesses, has signed its 20th microfinance intermediary, Italy-based credit cooperative Banco di Credito Mediocrati. Continue Reading »


Friday, July 27, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: responsAbility Loans $7.8m to ProCredit Moldova, $1.2m to Noa of Albania

In June, responsAbility Social Investments AG, a Swiss investment company, made debt investments totaling USD 7.8 million in ProCredit Moldova, a subsidiary of Germany’s ProCredit Group. As of 2011, ProCredit Moldova has assets totaling USD 150 million, USD 117 million in loans outstanding, return on equity of 8.8 percent and USD 43.6 million customer deposits. Continue Reading »


Monday, July 23, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Ugandan Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust Grants $60k to Masaka Microfinance Development Cooperative (MAMIDECOT) to Open Branch in Rakai

The Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust, a nonprofit in Uganda that supports private-sector agriculture, has contributed UGX 149 million (USD 60,000) to Masaka Microfinance Development Cooperative (MAMIDECOT), a Ugandan microfinance institution (MFI), for the establishment of a new branch in the Bukunda trading centre in Rakai, the district that neighbors Masaka to the west. Continue Reading »


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Triodos Bank Loans $3.7m to Prizma of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Expand its Microfinance Operations

Triodos Bank, a Dutch bank with additional offices in Belgium, Great Britain, Spain and Germany, recently approved a loan in the amount of EUR 3 million (USD 3.7 million) to the Prizma Microcredit Foundation reaching a total of EUR 5 million (USD 6.1 million) loaned by Triodos to the microcredit organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continue Reading »


Saturday, July 14, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: ResponsAbility Invests $6.3m in Financiera Crear of Peru, Ecofuturo of Bolivia

ResponsAbility Social Investments, a Swiss investment company, recently issued loans totaling USD 6.3 million to microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Peru and Bolivia. Continue Reading »


Friday, July 13, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Incofin Investment Management Invests $2.4m in Equity in Indian Annapurna Microfinance

Incofin Investment Management, a Belgian company that manages microfinance investment funds, has paid INR 13 crore (USD 2.36 million) for an equity stake of undisclosed size in Annapurna Microfinance Private Limited, a for-profit microfinance company based in the Indian state of Orissa. Annapurna has nearly 125,000 clients across 18 districts in Orissa and a loan book of INR 35.78 crore (USD 6.49 million).  Continue Reading »


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Mongolia: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Capitalization Fund Invests $40m in Microfinance Institution XacBank

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Capitalization Fund, a fund managed by the private-investment arm of the World Bank Group, recently announced it will invest a total of USD 40 million in XacBank, a Mongolian community development microfinance institution (MFI) [1]. Continue Reading »


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Sagamore to Place $22m in Equity In Accion Microfinance China, Taking 70% Stake

Accion, a US-based nonprofit organization, recently announced an equity investment of CNY 140 million (USD 21.9 million) made by China-based Sagamore Investments in Accion Microfinance China (AMC). Continue Reading »


Thursday, July 5, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Accion to Launch $60m Frontier Investment Fund, Invest in Indian Microfinance, Other Ventures

Frontier Investments Group, an investment vehicle of US-based nonprofit Accion, recently announced plans to launch the Frontier Investment Fund, which reportedly will have a pool of between USD 60 million and USD 75 million and focus on emerging economies, especially India. Continue Reading »


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Nigeria’s National Association of Microfinance Banks to Create $13k Trust Fund

Microfinance banks operating in Lagos, Nigeria, reportedly aim to raise the equivalent of USD 13,000 (NGN 2 million) for onlending to economically active poor during 2013. Continue Reading »


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Opal Financial Group Presents “Public Funds Summit East: Navigate the Future,” July 23-25, 2012, Newport Marriott, Rhode Island, USA

Event Name: Public Funds Summit East “Navigate the Future”

Event Date: July 23 to July 25, 2012

Event Location: Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Continue Reading »


Monday, July 2, 2012

MICROFINANCE EVENT: Hanson Wade Presents “Investment & Innovation in Microfinance: Africa”, September 19 – 20, 2012, Accra, Ghana

Event Name: Investment & Innovation in Microfinance: Africa

Event Date: September 19 to September 20, 2012

Event Location: Accra, Ghana Continue Reading »


Saturday, June 16, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: responsAbility Loans $3.3m to Microfinance Institutions D-Miro of Ecuador, Fielco of Paraguay, Nueva Vision of Peru

ResponsAbility Social Investments, a Swiss investment company, recently completed three investment deals with microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. Continue Reading »


Monday, June 11, 2012

MICROFINANCE PUBLICATION ROUND-UP: Financial Service Needs in Mexico; Evaluation of an Insurance Education Radio Campaign in Kenya; Self-Assessment of Governance

“A Structured Approach to Understanding the Financial Service Needs of the Poor in Mexico;” by Xavier Faz and Paul Breloff; published by CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor); May 2012; 4 pages; available at: Continue Reading »


Friday, June 8, 2012

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa (REGMIFA) Celebrates 2nd Anniversary, Reports Positive Financials for 2011

The Regional Micro-, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa (REGMIFA) SA, a Luxembourg-based investment fund that focuses on supporting micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the region, recently celebrated its second anniversary by presenting a summary of 2011 achievements along with an overview of its goals for 2012. Continue Reading »