Original disclosure @ DFC website
Updated in EWS Oct 7, 2022
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This Project is expected to have a highly developmental impact by expanding the availability of credit to microenterprises owned by women in lowincome communities throughout central and southern Mexico. With a target of serving low-income women, this Project aligns with the Mexican government’s 2016 National Policy for Financial Inclusion. Further, the Project addresses Mexico’s $163.9 billion MSME credit gap and expands financing options to the MSME sector which customarily receives just 11% of commercial loans.
According to information published by the National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Financial Services Users (CONDUSEF) in August 2020, Kapitalmujer, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. is one of the financial institutions that has suffered identity theft to commit fraud by asking people for documentation and money in exchange for receiving a loan.
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