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  • EDFI newsletter May 2014

  • 11 June 2014
  • Finnfund and Norfund: Promoting home purchase in Cambodia

    First Finance is Cambodia’s first, and so far only, financial institution specialising in granting loans for home purchase. Established in 2009 it has a clientele of lower middle-class homebuyers, who have limited access to bank loans for their first home.

    Its customers are drawn from employees at low pay grades in the private sector and civic organisations. It also makes loans to small entrepreneurs.

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  • EDFI newsletter April 2014

  • 11 June 2014
  • EDFI promotes wind energy development in Kenya

    The largest wind park in sub-Saharan Africa will be built at Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya. The total investment volume of the 300 MW wind project is EUR 623 million. Six EDFI members and ICCF actively promote this important renewable energy project with their long-term finance (Finnfund, IFU, Norfund, FMO, DEG, Proparco and ICCF).

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  • EDFI newsletter March 2014

  • 11 June 2014
  • Norfund and FMO invest in first utility scale solar project in Rwanda

    FMO has arranged the Senior Debt package for the construction of a 8.5 MW PV solar park in Rwanda. The project, which has been developed by Gigawatt Global, will be the first utility scale PV project to be realized in Eastern Africa and will contribute significantly towards the Rwanda government’s objective to significantly increase the country’s electricity generation capacity.

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  • EDFI newsletter February 2014

  • 11 June 2014
  • PROPARCO promotes the development of microfinance in Haiti

    PROPARCO signed a credit line in Haitian gourdes, equivalent to € 3m, with the leading microfinance institution ACME.

    Access to financial services remains a major challenge in Haiti. According to the Global Findex survey, 12% of Haitians over the age of 15 received a loan from a financial institution and 26% saved with a financial institution in 2011. With some € 17m of outstanding loans and over 34,000 clients, ACME makes a significant contribution to the development of financial inclusion in both urban and rural areas.

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  • EDFI newsletter December 2013

  • 11 June 2014
  • DEG and FMO provide US 25 Million for Mozambican SMEs

    Millennium bim has ensured the creation of a credit line of USD 25 million to finance and support Mozambican SMEs in key structuring sectors of the economy such as agriculture, industry, services and infrastructure. Financed by DEG and FMO, the credit line main target is to consolidate Mozambican business environment, promoting sustainable social development and economic growth.

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  • EDFI newsletter 26 -March 2013

  • 02 April 2013
  • EDFI members co-financed project towards the construction of one of Africa's biggest fertilizer plants; Swedfund invests in I&P Capital to support growth of African SMEs; Norfund makes its first investment in Zimbabwe; PROPARCO finances TBC Bank’s first operation in Georgia; OeEB: Successful business year 2012, New prospects through Private Equity; FMO arranges USD 86 million for Banco del Pais of Honduras, with BIO and DEG;
    FMO invests in micro-irrigation systems manufacturer Jain Irrigation Systems; DEG highly successful with its new business 2012.

     

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  • EDFI newsletter September 2013

  • 22 October 2013
  • Swedfund, BIO and FMO: Sierra Leone – Climbing Out of Poverty. In 2011, Swedfund, together with seven  other Development Finance Institutions (including BIO and FMO), invested in Addax Bioenergy, an integrated agricultural and bioenergy project which includes the development of greenfield sugarcane estates, the construction of an ethanol refinery and a biomass fuelled power plant.

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  • EDFI newsletter June 2013

  • 10 July 2013
  • FMO, Finnfund and other partners invest in Althelia; Wind power company Cabeólica wins global green award; FMO invests in Dlo Haiti, a new water distribution company in Haiti; DEG finances hospitals in India; Marsan and Izmar Expand in Mexico with COFIDES’ Financial Support;  CDC backs Cordiant Fund to bring loan finance to businesses across Africa and Asia; FMO arranges a USD 60 million syndicated loan facility for AccessBank in Azerbaijan; COFIDES supports the implementation of a production plant in Romania.

     

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  • EDFI newsletter April 2013

  • 10 July 2013
  • EDFI and International Finance Institutions Pledge Increased Collaboration to Accelerate Development of Local Capital Markets; Finnfund and Norfund: Bringing forest cultivation work to rural Africa; Gestamp Solar to build solar plant in South Africa with COFIDES financial support; Swedfund invests in East African healthcare company; FMO and DEG finance a leading integrated agribusiness company in Zambia; DEG accompanies HAVER & BOECKER Group to Latin America; FMO invests in Au Financiers in India; DEG and SoWiTec promote wind power in Mexico; Logisfashion expands its facilities in Mexico with COFIDES financing.

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  • EDFI newsletter 25 -February 2013

  • 04 March 2013
  • New African fund launched with FMO and CDC, BIO’s first investment in Mozambique, Lomé Port: DEG, FMO and Proparco co-finance a container terminal in Togo, EDFI, FMO, DEG & Proparco attended the Annual DFI Corporate Governance meeting in Manila, CDC announces new US$20m investment in housing fund for East and Southern Africa, PROPARCO, DEG and FMO support wind energy development in Uruguay, The expansion of Agrovin in Romania financed by Cofides, FMO signs Letter of Intent for a REDD+ Business, PROPARCO invests in private higher education in Tunisia.

     

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