• Ivory Coast
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
Bank Risk Rating
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 24, 2020
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COFINA Côte d’Ivoire
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.41 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 EUR 5.00 MLN
Converted using 2020-04-24 exchange rate.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS May 15, 2020

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Project Description

The loan facility to COFINA Cote d'Ivoire will support on-lending to women micro-entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs and SMEs, which is fully aligned with FMO's strategic goal of Reducing Inequalities and SDG 8.

The transaction is the 2nd deal pursued with the COFINA Group and will also be the second FI-AF loan in Cote d'Ivoire. Even though Cote d'Ivoire has maintained a strong economic growth rate in the last years, close to one person out of two still live below the national poverty line. The bulk COFINA Cote d'Ivoire portfolio is dedicated to MSME funding, our loan will thereby drive financial inclusion, which is critical in reducing poverty and achieving inclusive economic growth. On top of that, COFINA Cote d'Ivoire belongs to the COFINA Group, which has the ambition of becoming the Pan African mesofinance leader. FMO is willing to build a long-term relationship with the Group as a whole.


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

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure


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