A new Choose Africa project to support MSME development in Cameroon

First operation carried out thanks to the new ARIZ TPE MINKA product, the portfolio guarantee arranged by Proparco will enable Advans Cameroon to increase the financing of SMEs in a particularly ...

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Proparco’s first operation in Eswatini

A first for Proparco in the country, this project will see the AFD Group support and improve access to credit for small and medium-sized enterprises, particularly in the agricultural sector. ...

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The French Minister of the Economy and Finance launches Choose Africa in West Africa

Two weeks after being unveiled by President Emmanuel Macron and the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves le Drian, the French initiative Choose Africa was presented in Dakar by the ...

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Digital Africa: supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa

With the Digital Africa platform which will be presented on 21 November during the Emerging Valley summit in Aix-en-Provence, AFD is continuing its innovative action to support entrepreneurial ...

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FirstRand Bank : Proparco grants a new credit line to FirstRand Bank to support SMEs in South Africa

This US$50m loan is part of US$100m financing syndicated by the German development finance institution DEG. This operation will enable FirstRand Bank to develop its SME loan portfolio and thus ...

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Avec Al Amana, Proparco signe un nouveau projet pour soutenir le secteur privé marocain

À l’occasion de la célébration dans la région de son 40ème anniversaire, Proparco signe un nouveau projet : Al Amana, pour soutenir le secteur privé marocain. En accordant ce prêt de 3 millions ...

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Lynk, a young start-up transforming the informal sector in Kenya

In Kenya, as in the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, the informal sector is omnipresent and very dynamic. 80% of the working population is employed in the informal sector.    THE CONTEXT  Seeing ...

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JUMO : banking services in the palm of your hand

Thanks to the emergence of the financial technologies sector – FinTech – and mobile phones in Africa, these devices have become real service delivery platforms. One example is JUMO, a start-up ...

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Andela and the developers from the Silicon Savanah

From autonomous solar energy systems to mobile payment solutions for unbanked users, technology is helping to solve a wide range of major development problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists, ...

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