CFPA MFI Gansu Revitalization and Innovation Loan (IFC-41879)

  • China
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Gansu Province
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May 31, 2019
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 80.00 million
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 20, 2019

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Project Description
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According to the bank document, IFC proposes to provide a long-term debt funding of US$80 million equivalent (including US$50 million equivalent from IFC’s own account and US$30 million equivalent from syndication participants) with tenor up to 5-year to China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) Microfinance Management Co., Ltd (“CFPA MF”).

The debt funding targets to help expand CFPA MF’s lending to women micro-borrowers to support the growth of the cultural, tourism, and creative service industries in Gansu Province.

Investment Description
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The proposed investment is an up to US$80 million financing package to CFPA MF.

The proposed financing package consists of an A loan (IFC): US$50 million with tenor up to 5-year and a Syndicated Loan US$30 million with tenor up to 5-year, to be provided by other financial institutions.              

Private Actors Description
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CFPA MF was founded by China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (“CFPA Foundation”) in 2008. The latest shareholding structure of the Company is Ant Financial (34.2%), TPG (19.8%), CFPA Foundation (18.4%), IFC (10.6%), Sequoia Capital (7.6%), Ningbo Renda (5.5%), and High Impact Capital (3.9%).    

CFPA MF is headquartered in Beijing and has the operation in 21 provinces in China. The Project specifically targets to support CFPA MF’s lending activities in Gansu Province, China.          

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Ant Financial Investor -
- - - - CFPA Microfinance Management Co Ltd Client -
- - - - China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation Organization Parent Company -
- - - - High Impact Capital Advisors Investor -
- - - - Ningbo Renda Hardware Co.,Ltd Investor -
- - - - Sequoia Capital Investor -
- - - - TPG Investor -

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1/ Project Contact

CFPA Microfinance Management Co., Ltd. 

Contact: Mr. Dongwen Liu 

Position: President 

Phone number: +86-10-88578681 


Address: 18th Floor, Building A, Huangcheng International Center,

138th St. Andingmenwai, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China 


2/ The IFC Contact

General IFC Inquiries

IFC Communications

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington DC 20433

Telephone: 202-473-3800

Fax: 202-974-4384


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