ACEP Burkina Faso S.A.


ACEP Burkina Faso (ABF) is a young microfinance institution that started its activities in September 2012 with a capital equivalent of EUR 1.2 mln. The project is promoted by ACEP International, a network of MFIs that is already present in five other African countries. ABF fosters the diversification of credit available as it provides access to individual loans while competitors do not. BIO's loan will be used to further expand the institution’s loan portfolio.

Development impacts:

  • Micro Impact: financing has improved the economic circumstances of (very) small entrepreneurs (Turnover up by 24% on average and net profit up by 14%); ACEP is seen as one of the defining factors in this growth.
  • Macro Impact: ACEP’s client companies are growing, generating further work and profits, which are sources of tax revenues for the state
  • Social Impact: increasing their level of activities allows the clients to increase their living standards and spend better (increased expenditure on education, food and housing)
  • Investment amount (€):

    € 1.5 M

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  • Development impacts :

    • 1 — Local economic growth
    • 2 — Private sector consolidation/innovation
    • 3 — Financial inclusion