Project detail - BANCO SOLIDARIO S.A.


Status: Approved investment
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Who is our customer

Banco Solidario S.A. (Solidario) is one of the largest regulated microfinance banks in Ecuador. Solidario aims to contribute to the development and quality of life of micro-entrepreneurs and salaried workers, through financial products and services specifically adapted to their needs.

What is our funding objective?

FMO’s loan of USD 10 mln is dedicated to financing women-owned micro-enterprises, hereby contributing to reducing inequalities (SDG 10) and fostering gender equality (SDG 5).

Why do we fund this investment?

Banco Solidario plays an important role in financial inclusion and development in Ecuador and is aligned with FMO’s mission. Furthermore, FMO brings additionality by providing scarce long-term financing and injecting liquidity to a dollarized economy with limited access to international funding.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

Banco Solidario has been categorized as category C in accordance with FMO's sustainability policy.

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Date Total FMO financing
6/17/2021 USD 20.00 MLN
12/18/2019 EUR 0.06 MLN
Website customer/investment
Latin America & The Caribbean
Financial Institutions
Publication date
Effective date
Total FMO financing
USD 10.00 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)