Project detail - Financiera FAMA, S.A.

Financiera FAMA, S.A.

Status: Completed investment
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Who is our customer

Financiera FAMA is the second largest microfinance institution (MFI) in Nicaragua. FAMA was founded in 1991 by ten entrepreneurs with the aim of establishing and/or improving access to finance for micro-entrepreneurs in Nicaragua's urban areas. FAMA has been a client of FMO since 2007, when they transitioned from NGO to regulated MFI.

What is our funding objective?

FAMA will use the new facility to continue funding clients in underserved areas of Nicaragua. The objective of these funds is to extend access to finance for micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Why do we fund this investment?

FMO believes that stable access to finance for micro and small enterprises contributes to economic development. With this long-term financing FMO supports Financiera FAMA in its mission to extend access to small enterprises and contributes to the stability of the Nicaraguan financial sector.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

The project has been categorised as Category C in accordance with FMO’s Sustainability Policy. The Project’s activities are deemed to have minimal or no adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts. As part of the Project, Financiera FAMA will be required to apply the EDFI Exclusion List and Nicaragua E&S laws and regulations.

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