AgRIF Coöperatief U.A.

Subsidy : September 2018

BIO has given € 105 K of Technical Assistance to the AgRIF Coöperatief U.A., the Agriculture and Rural Impulse Fund, a multiregional debt and equity microfinance investment fund.

Amount

€ 105,000.00

Type of investment

Subsidy

Beneficiary locations

Asia: Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar
Latin America and Caribbean: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru
Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal

Investment field

Investment Companies & Funds

Activity

Financial Institutions Fund

Organisation

AgRIF Coöperatief U.A.

Domicile

Netherlands

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AgRIF Coöperatief U.A.

  • Equity € 5,438,332.50 (2015)

AgRIF (Agricultural and Rural Impulse Fund) is a multiregional debt and equity microfinance investment fund with a specific focus on agricultural and rural outreach. It will be managed by Incofin Investment Management, a Belgian-based microfinance investment company.

The fund will focus on enhancing financial inclusion of the rural population by investing in targeted MFI’s or banks in emerging countries. It will also specifically aim at improving financial inclusion of smallholder farmers, by targeting MFIs and financial institutions that have developed specific agriculture linked loan products and by dedicating a limited part of its strategy towards financing producer organisations and agriculture-focused companies.

Technical Assistance

AgRIF’s Technical Assistance Facility (AgTAF) aims to develop the capacities of the investees and potential investees which can be financial intermediaries, producer organisations and SMEs involved in the agricultural value chain. The specific objective of AgTAF is to increase the outreach and improve the capacity (operational, financial and social) of Partner Institutions in order to support them in providing adequate and sustainable financial models and services targeting the needs of smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs.

Impact

Six areas of intervention are foreseen to boost financial, operational and social performance of key service providers and share best practices:

  1. Product development and support to greenfield interventions
  2. Promoting innovative delivery channels
  3. Enhancing risk management and risk mitigation measures with a specific focus on agro-finance
  4. Enhancing the financial and strategic performance of Producer Organisations (POs), Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) SMEs and other AVC actors
  5. Enhancing social and environmental performance and good governance
  6. Fostering knowledge sharing

It is expected that (1) product development and (2) promoting innovative delivery channels will be the two most important components and are expected to absorb 50% of the total budget.

Made possible through this investment

Thanks to the direct funding from BIO, the following second-line investments have been made possible.

Sohan Lal Commodity Management Pvt Ltd

India, Myanmar

Established in 2004, Sohan Lal Commodity Management (popularly known as SLCM group) is a post‐harvest agri‐logistics company that offers a diversified range of products & services to the target segment‐ farmers, processors, millers, traders, etc., and provides a one‐stop solution from warehouse management to agri‐financing and collateral management. SLCM group has operations in India and Myanmar, and has four subsidiaries that specialize in businesses across agri‐value chain namely procurement, commodity warehousing, agrifinance & collateral management.

Save Solutions Pvt Ltd

India

SAVE is one of the Top 3 Banking Business Correspondent in India. The company reaches out to 18 million unbanked clients providing comprehensive banking transaction services through a network of over 8,500 Kiosks spread across 350 districts & 30 States in India with a dedicated focus on the rural areas.

SAVE has two fully-owned subsidiaries predominantly for the rural lending business. One of the subsidiary finance companies focusses on funding rural entrepreneurs and micro small and medium enterprises. The second subsidiary finance company provides microfinance loans to rural women in tier 2/3 locations.

Fairassets Technologies India Pvt Ltd

India

India’s first regulated NBFC‐P2P marketplace, Faircent provides a robust lending platform to its Indian borrowers and lenders. Innovative credit technology and analytics is the core competency of its business model that enables transparent and faster processing, driving a reduction in borrowing costs and offering attractive interest rates to both borrowers and lenders while challenging the status‐quo of the financial sector.

Rent2Own

Myanmar

Promoting rural employability and improvement of living standards through the provision of adequate, affordable and transparent renting services to low income population in Myanmar.

Fundeser

Nicaragua

Financiera Fundeser is a regulated financial institution (NBFI) operating in Nicaragua with 75% of its portfolio located in rural areas and 60% allocated to agriculture and cattle breeding. Financiera Fundeser is the spin-off of Fundación Fundeser and was launched by the NGO and 3 international institutional investors.

Light Microfinance Pvt Ltd

India

Light is a microfinance institution that provides micro-credit services to under‐privileged women in rural geographies via Joint Liability Group (JLG) Grameen model. It has branches across Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.

Light is focused towards its micro‐credit business and follows the Joint Liability Group (JLG) model for risk mitigation.

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  Burkina Faso

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  Subsidy

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Financial Institutions

The Currency Exchange Fund n.v.

  7,091,000.00

  Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Palestinian Territories, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

  05/09/2007

  Equity

Africinvest Fund II LLC.

Investment Companies & Funds

Africinvest Fund II LLC.

  6,000,000.00

  Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria

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  Equity

European Financing Partners S.A.

Investment Companies & Funds

European Financing Partners S.A.

  5,000,000.00

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Financial Institutions

Oragroup S.A.

  5,000,000.00

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Interact Climate Change Facility

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  Equity

Interact Climate Change Facility

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Interact Climate Change Facility

  10,000,000.00

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  23/02/2011

  Debt

Bank of Africa Group S.A.

Financial Institutions

Bank of Africa Group S.A.

  1,954,160.00

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  Equity

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  Subsidy

Phatisa Food Fund 2

Investment Companies & Funds

Phatisa Food Fund 2

  5,767,300.00

  Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

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  Equity

Société de Distribution de Matériel Avicole

Enterprises

Société de Distribution de Matériel Avicole

  3,000,000.00

  Senegal

  03/04/2013

  Debt

Société de Cultures Légumières S.A.

Enterprises

Société de Cultures Légumières S.A.

  4,000,000.00

  Senegal

  31/10/2013

  Debt

Oragroup S.A.

Financial Institutions

Oragroup S.A.

  5,000,000.00

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  12/05/2014

  Debt

Orabank Côte d'Ivoire

Financial Institutions

Orabank Côte d'Ivoire

  10,000,000.00

  Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal

  09/02/2016

  Debt

Société de Cultures Légumières S.A.

Enterprises

Société de Cultures Légumières S.A.

  2,600,000.00

  Senegal

  02/11/2016

  Debt

European Financing Partners S.A.

Investment Companies & Funds

European Financing Partners S.A.

  6,000.00

  India, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia

  21/11/2003

  Equity

Grofin East Africa Fund LLC.

Investment Companies & Funds

Grofin East Africa Fund LLC.

  2,211,000.00

  Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

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  Equity

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Investment Companies & Funds

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  5,438,332.50

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  18/06/2015

  Equity

Enko Education

Enterprises

Enko Education

  850,000.00

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  Debt

Zoscales Fund I

Investment Companies & Funds

Zoscales Fund I

  350,000.00

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  Subsidy

KCB Kenya

Financial Institutions

KCB Kenya

  19,583,388.00

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  22/12/2020

  Debt

Ascent Rift Valley Fund II

Investment Companies & Funds

Ascent Rift Valley Fund II

  5,743,220.00

  Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  23/12/2020

  Equity

ACEP Group

Financial Institutions

ACEP Group

  30,900.00

  Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal

  30/07/2018

  Subsidy

Adenia Capital III

Investment Companies & Funds

Adenia Capital III

  100,000.00

  Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar

  05/05/2020

  Subsidy

ACEP Burkina Faso

Financial Institutions

ACEP Burkina Faso

  1,441,675.96

  Burkina Faso

  29/10/2016

  Debt

Fairtrade Access Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

Fairtrade Access Fund

  350,000.00

  Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

  07/04/2020

  Subsidy

Advans Côte d'Ivoire

Financial Institutions

Advans Côte d'Ivoire

  122,950.00

  Côte d'Ivoire

  18/07/2019

  Subsidy

Advans Côte d'Ivoire

Financial Institutions

Advans Côte d'Ivoire

  3,000,000.00

  Côte d'Ivoire

  15/05/2017

  Debt

Alios Finance S.A.

Financial Institutions

Alios Finance S.A.

  2,877,422.00

  Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia

  15/12/2015

  Debt

Zoscales Fund I

Investment Companies & Funds

Zoscales Fund I

  21,757.30

  Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  12/11/2019

  Subsidy

Frontier Energy II

Investment Companies & Funds

Frontier Energy II

  8,151,000.00

  Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  21/03/2018

  Equity

AfricInvest Financial Inclusion Vehicle

Investment Companies & Funds

AfricInvest Financial Inclusion Vehicle

  10,000,000.00

  Morocco, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia

  14/12/2017

  Equity

Fairtrade Access Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

Fairtrade Access Fund

  3,000,000.00

  Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

  24/10/2019

  Equity

ACEP Group

Financial Institutions

ACEP Group

  4,100,000.00

  Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal

  14/10/2019

  Equity

Africa Renewable Energy Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

Africa Renewable Energy Fund

  8,896,000.00

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  30/10/2014

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Beyond the Grid Solar Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

Beyond the Grid Solar Fund

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  Debt

Azito Energie

Infrastructure

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  Debt

Senergy II

Infrastructure

Senergy II

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  Debt

Ten Merina Ndakhar

Infrastructure

Ten Merina Ndakhar

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  Debt

Agri-Vie Fund II

Investment Companies & Funds

Agri-Vie Fund II

  6,552,700.00

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  Equity

Adenia Capital IV LP

Investment Companies & Funds

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ACEP Group

Financial Institutions

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  Subsidy

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Enterprises

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Investment Companies & Funds

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Investment Companies & Funds

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  Equity

Compagnie Africaine de Crédit

Financial Institutions

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  Subsidy

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Financial Institutions

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  Subsidy

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Infrastructure

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  Debt

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Enterprises

Enko Education

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  Debt

Adenia Capital III

Investment Companies & Funds

Adenia Capital III

  5,000,000.00

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  Equity

Adenia Capital III

Investment Companies & Funds

Adenia Capital III

  100,000.00

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  Subsidy

Adenia Capital III

Investment Companies & Funds

Adenia Capital III

  150,000.00

  Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar

  28/09/2012

  Subsidy

Moablaou

Enterprises

Moablaou

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  Burkina Faso

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  Debt

Moablaou

Enterprises

Moablaou

  100,000.00

  Burkina Faso

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  Debt

Compagnie Africaine de Crédit

Financial Institutions

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  3,000,000.00

  Côte d'Ivoire

  15/03/2019

  Debt

Compagnie Africaine de Crédit

Financial Institutions

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  3,000,000.00

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  Debt

Cofina Sénégal SA

Financial Institutions

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  15/03/2019

  Debt

Cofina Sénégal SA

Financial Institutions

Cofina Sénégal

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  Senegal

  15/03/2019

  Debt

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Investment Companies & Funds

Zoscales Fund I

  4,169,100.00

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  Equity

Laiterie du Berger

Enterprises

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  Senegal

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  Debt