SANASA Development Bank

Debt : September 2019

Sanasa Development Bank (SDB) has its roots in a large network of savings and credit cooperatives in Sri Lanka. Since its inception two decades ago, the bank has played a vital role in driving financial inclusion and socio-economic progress among Sri-Lanka’s grassroot communities.

Amount

€ 7,270,400.00

Type of investment

Debt

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth
  • Financial inclusion

Beneficiary locations

Asia: Sri Lanka

Investment field

Financial Institutions

Activity

Commercial bank

Organisation

SANASA Development Bank

Domicile

Sri Lanka
SDB serves more than 1 million customers primarily in the retail, SME and cooperative society sectors, and offers numerous solutions in development banking, personal banking and leasing while also encouraging investment/savings through deposit products. It operates a network of more than 90 branches.

BIO’s loan will strengthen the capital of the bank and allow it to deploy its business plan and grow its MSME loan portfolio.

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth

    Support of the MSME loan portfolio growth

  • Financial inclusion

    Access to credit for micro-entrepreneurs (98% of MSME clients are individuals)

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