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Who is our customer

CreditAccess Grameen Limited (Grameen) commenced its microfinance operations as an NGO in 1999 in India and got transformed into a non-deposit NBFC in 2007. It provides loans to women micro-entrepreneurs though the joint liability group model and has a presence in 13 states with a strong rural focus.

What is our funding objective?

Grameen issued senior secured Non convertible debentures in amount of USD 30mln to FMO for a tenor of 5 years. The funds raised will be used to further grow Grameen's microfinance portfolio.

Why do we fund this investment?

Our funding supports the growth of Grameen’s microfinance portfolio which is primarily focused on woman micro entrepreneurs , largely in rural areas, therefore contributing to FMO's goal to support SDG 10 ‘Reducing Inequalities’.

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

E&S category C based on nature of the portfolio. Grameen does not lend to sectors on the exclusion list.

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Date Total FMO financing
11/16/2022 INR 2400.00 MLN
Financial Institutions
Effective date
Total FMO financing
INR 2140.00 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)