Microfinance in Poverty-Stricken Counties (ADB-49432-001)

  • China
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 17, 2016
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CFPA Microfinance Management
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 1, 2016

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Project Description

ADB will provide a senior secured loan of up to $50 million (or CNY equivalent) with a 3-year tenor to CFPA Microfinance Management (CFPAMM) in the PRC. The proposed loan will fund CFPAMM's microfinance operations in counties designated by central and local government as poverty stricken areas.

The sub-loans will be primarily used for agricultural and farming purposes, and may also be used to support individual microbusinesses in trade, manufacturing, and services as well as other rural economic activities. The proposed loan will benefit women, as CFPAMM specifically targets women in rural areas as its core customers and currently women represent 94% of CFPAMM's borrowers. It will promote gender equity by improving rural women's access to finance through 121,000 collateral free microloans to women borrowers.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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