Banco Mundo Mujer S.A. (FMO-62377)

  • Colombia
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Banco Mundo Mujer ("BMM")
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Apr 19, 2024

Disclosed by Bank May 26, 2023

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Project Description
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Banco Mundo Mujer ("BMM") is the #1 microfinance institution in Colombia by loan portfolio and number of borrowers (according to Asomicrofinanzas data as of March 2023), operating as a bank since 2014 but with a lending experience spanning 38 years under the non-profit Fundacion Mundo Mujer ("FMM"), its main shareholder. With Total Assets of ~USD 600mln and a loan book of ~USD 490mln, BMM serves 695,000 clients in most regions of Colombia, predominantly the lower income population and female microentrepreneurs. Its lines of business include lending, savings products and microinsurance. The loan portfolio is concentrated in microcredit 75%, commercial 15% (small enterprises) and consumer 10%, with an average of 57% female borrowers.


FMO will provide a bilateral USD 50mln (USD 30mln committed and USD 20mln uncommitted) 3-yr senior unsecured loan to BMM in non-deliverable COP in combination with a hedging solution. FMO's financing will allow BMM to support MSMEs and female microentrepreneurs.


FMO's funding will ultimately increase the access to finance for microentrepreneurs in Colombia, particularly groups such as women borrowers and rural microentrepreneurs not served by the traditional banking sector.


E&S category C, based on the loan portfolio composition being mainly microfinance loans, loans to small enterprises and consumer finance. Exposure to high-risk sectors is limited to none. BMM has an environmental and social risk management system (ESMS) in place since November 2021. The ESMS is currently implemented only for the Agri loan product and loans provided to borrowers with activities related to the mining sector.

Investment Description
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