According to the bank, the objective of the funding is to support the entrepreneurial microfinance program for ASOCHIVIDA members managed by Nitlapan (an institute of the Catholic University Nicaragua) on its path to sustainability. The program provides loans and technical assistance to promote livelihood opportunities for families, whose main income earner has fallen ill to CKD. CKD is an epidemic affecting manual workers in Central America.
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