Bai Tushum Bank CJSC (FMO-51310)

Countries
  • Kyrgyzstan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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
B
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
Apr 12, 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
Bai Tushum Bank
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • 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.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.03 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 0.03
Converted using 2017-04-12 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS May 19, 2021


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Project Description

According to FMO's website, this project provides financing to Bai Tushum Bank to support the design and customization of an online platform and mobile applications that give the Bank's (prospective) clients in the agricultural sector access to finance, knowledge and networks.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Bai Tushum Bank (BTB) was established as a non-profit microcredit agency with a social mission to finance and service vulnerable groups. The company received a full banking license in November 2012 and was the first microfinance institution to receive a banking license in Kyrgyzstan. BTB is women-led and the banks’ core business is to finance (M)SMEs, primarily involved in agricultural and trading activities. In addition to being women-led, 38% of the borrowers are women.

Contact Information

No contact information available at time of writing.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION
As part of FMO's ex-ante disclosure (disclosure of transactions before contracting), you can send requests or questions for additional information to: disclosure@fmo.nl

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO
Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW). A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism