Project detail - FDH Bank PLC


Status: Completed investment
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Who is our customer

FDH is one of the leading banks in Malawi with a wide footprint that offers services to low income households, SMEs and large corporates. Its mission is to contribute to the growth of the local economy by supporting the MSME sector and driving its digitalization strategy to expand financial inclusion of the unbanked population.

What is our funding objective?

The funds will be used for predominantly on-lending to small, medium and micro enterprises.

Why do we fund this investment?

The financing fits very well into FMOs strategy of stimulating economic growth, investing in high impact projects in low income countries and supporting institutions that are operating in difficult economic environments.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

This facility has been classified as Category B in accordance with FMO's Sustainability Policy. The bank has a well diversified portfolio across diverse sectors and has minimal exposure in high risk E&S sectors.

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Total FMO financing
USD 7.50 MLN
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)