BPC Ecuador Loan (IFC-44838)

Countries
  • Ecuador
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
UNINFORMED
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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
Proposed
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
FI
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Mar 24, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
BANCO PROCREDIT S.A.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
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, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 4, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Feb 2, 2022


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

 The proposed project consists of a senior loan of up to US$25 million to Banco Procredit S.A. (“Procredit” or the “Bank”) in Ecuador, to support the growth of its micro, small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”) loan portfolio, with at least 30% of proceeds earmarked to and women-owned SMEs. 

People Affected By This Project
People Affected By This Project refers to the communities of people likely to be affected positively or negatively by a project.

Project level impact: IFC anticipates that the Project will increase access to finance for SMEs and women-owned SMEs, an underserved segment in Ecuador and contribute to narrowing SME financing gap in the Country.

Market level impact: IFC anticipates the Project will contribute to increasing the competitiveness of the women-owned SME finance market in Ecuador by further increasing access to finance for these companies, which could help them navigate the economic recovery of the pandemic and meet their long-term capital requirements.

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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Banco ProCredit S.A
Pablo Gröger
Project Manager
+593-2600-3820
pablo.groeger@procredit-group.com
Edificio ProCredit, Av. Atahualpa y Av. Amazonas, esquina
www.bancoprocredit.com.ec

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