A DFC loan to Banco Sofisa for on-lending to SMEs especially those in
the under-served Brazilian Legal Amazon (“The Project Zone”). The
proceeds of the loan will be used to support the expansion of the small,
and medium enterprise (“SME”) loan portfolio of Banco Sofisa S.A.
(“Sofisa”). The bank will prioritize lending to SMEs operating in the
economically disadvantaged regions of the Legal Amazon in Brazil. At
least 30% of the proceeds of the DFC Loan will be used by Sofisa to
make Project Zone Loans within twenty-four (24) months of the final
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Unlike many other development finance institutions, DFC does not currently have an access to information policy.
Under the United States Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), DFC is obliged to respond to reasonably formulated requests for Agency records. However, DFC may apply exemptions from release to certain types of information and may charge fees in responding to requests. DFC has a designated FOIA officer who is trained in how to respond to requests and implement the law. You can learn more about filing a FOIA request at: https://www.dfc.gov/foia.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF THE UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION (DFC)
The Office of Accountability is an independent office that addresses complaints about environmental or social issues related to DFC-supported projects. The office provides communities an opportunity to have concerns independently reviewed and addressed. If you submit a complaint to the Office of Accountability, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a problem solving dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the DFC complied with its policies to prevent environmental, social, human rights, and labor harms.
You can find more information about the Office of Accountability at: https://www.dfc.gov/who-we-are/office-accountability.