MAKING CENTS INTERNATIONAL (FMO-56129)

Countries
  • Lebanon
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
U
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
Jul 26, 2019
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
Making Cents International
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
When disclosed, the bank did not provide this value. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Jul 17, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank provided information, the objective is to establish a partnership between Al Majmoua and one or more MFIs based in the Philippines, aiming at a productive cooperation that will benefit Al Majmoua’s migrant worker clients. The project focuses on Filipino migrants enabling them to set up a business when they return home. It contributes to FMO’s impact objectives of inclusive development, focusing on a minority: migrant workers in Lebanon. It supports Al Majmoua in their social mission to strengthen the livelihoods of vulnerable populations and to address the specific needs of their beneficiaries. This project aligns perfectly with MASSIF’s mandate and the project has the potential to be replicated for migrant workers coming from other countries than the Philippines.

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

*Contact information not provided at the time of disclosure*

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