According to DFC, the proposed project is expected to have a highly developmental impact by expanding
the availability of mortgages to women in India. The Project will help the Project Company provide secured credit to low- and middle-income households to enable the acquisition of new housing or to expand/improvecurrent housing stock. The Project’s clients are almost exclusively womenand the Project aligns with the Government of India’s ‘Housing for All’ program, which has the goal of housing all Indians in permanent brick residencies with running water and utilities.
Loans to Financial Intermediaries (“FI”) for the expansion of lending to micro, small, and medium enterprises are screened as
a Category C for environmental and social assessment.
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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