Myanmar MFI Senior Loan Facility (IFC-38034)

Countries
  • Myanmar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Feb 2, 2017
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
MYANMAR MFIS
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 21.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 29, 2016


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project entails a senior loan facility of up to US$21 million, to provide three years local currency denominated senior loans to four to six interested microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Myanmar, to support them to obtain the scarce and much needed commercial debt financing, to reach more underserved micro, small and medium sized enterprises, and to contribute to job creation and inclusive development in the country.

Investment Description

The specific MFIs to be supported by the Project are to be finalized in later stage and investment information for each candidate MFI is to be disclosed separately.

The total project cost is estimated at approx. US$21 million in Kyat equivalent to provide senior loans of up to US$3-6 million in Kyat equivalent to each selected MFI.


Contact Information

Julie Fawn Earne
Senior Operations Officer, IFC
No. 57, Pyay Road, 6 ½ miles, Hlaing Township, Yangon
Telephone No.: + 95-1-654-824
E-mail Address: JEarne@ifc.org

Lingshu Liu
Investment Officer, IFC
15th Floor, China World Tower 2, No. 1 Jianwai Ave., Chaoyang Dist., Beijing 100004
Telephone No.: +86-10-5860-3022
E-mail: LLiu4@ifc.org

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