AYE FINANCE PVT. LTD (FMO-56039)

Countries
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Maharashtra
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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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
C
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
Oct 23, 2019
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
Aye Finance Pvt Ltd
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)
$ 17.67 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported INR 1250.00 MLN
Converted using 2019-10-23 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Mar 25, 2020


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Project Description
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According to the bank website, "The FMO loan supports the expansion of Aye's loan portfolio in India. The loan is dedicated to micro entrepreneurs and therefore supports FMO's objective of reducing inequalities. Aye has expanded to the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Maharashtra which have a prevalence of women entrepreneurship. The FMO loan thus supports Aye's loan expansion to women-owned enterprises and FMO also offers technical assistance targeted at increasing Aye's reach into the women market."

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

According to FMO, Aye Finance (Aye) is a non-deposit taking NBFI with a specific focus on micro and small enterprises in India. Aye finances micro enterprises in manufacturing and service clusters across 18 Indian States. Using tech-based credit underwriting Aye is able to provide loans to customers who otherwise would be locked out of the financial system.

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Contact Information
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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

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