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.
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