Proparco signs a loan with Société Générale Burkina Faso to support the country’s SMEs

Proparco has just signed a EUR 25m subordinated loan which will allow Société Générale Burkina Faso to sustainably strengthen its equity so that it can continue to play a major role in financing ...

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Proparco supports fintech startups in developing countries

Proparco invested US$2 million in Accion Venture Lab’s new fund, adding together with global nonprofit Accion and a group of third-party impact and commercial investors, $33M to the initial ...

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The AFD Group supports social and inclusive businesses in South Africa

Through their ARIZ guarantee mechanism, Proparco and AFD will help ASISA Enterprise and Supplier Development Fund further support small businesses with a clear social and/or environmental ...

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The AFD Group supports MSMEs in Zambia

Thanks to their investment in AB Bank Zambia, AFD and Proparco will support the only bank financing SMEs and micro-entrepreneurs in the country. FISEA, an investment and support fund owned by AFD ...

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Proparco signs its first project in Cape Verde to support microenterprises on the archipelago

PROPARCO has just signed its first operation on the Cape Verde archipelago, with the local bank BCN. The ARIZ portfolio guarantee will allow the Cape Verde bank to increase its financing for ...

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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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Proparco supports the financial sector in Niger

The €10 million loan granted to the Société nigérienne de banque (SONIBANK) reflects Proparco’s commitment to support the private sector, and in particular small and medium-sized ...

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