Original disclosure @ IFC website
Updated in EWS May 10, 2019
Disclosed by Bank Apr 17, 2019
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The project will support Sogesol in increasing its lending to small enterprises in the country, including agri-enterprises in Haiti.
The project is expected to have strong development impact in terms of: (1) supporting the growth of the productive sectors of the Haitian economy by expanding and increasing access to finance to small enterprises. The SME finance forum estimated that the total credit gap in Haiti amounts to almost US$2.5 billion, with 49% of MSMEs reporting that they are either under or unserved by financial institutions. (2) promoting growth in agribusiness, a key economic sector representing 22% of GDP. It is estimated that only 28% of farmers have bank accounts and 19% received a credit for agricultural purposes. (3) strengthening the Haitian financial sector's competitiveness through capacity building, demonstration and replication channels.
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