European ambitions

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European ambitions

16-11-2020

EDFI Management Company (EDFI MC), established in 2016, manages concessional funds on behalf and for member development finance institutions (DFIs).
To maximise EDFI MC’s chances to succeed in its European ambitions, to be recognised as an important partner by the European Commission, and to ensure a better integration of the MC into the shared goal of the European DFIs to be able to handle more difficult investments, it is key that more EDFI members are shareholders of the company.

Not So Run Of The Mill

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Not So Run Of The Mill

19-10-2020

BIO has given a USD 6 M loan to VisionFund Myanmar, one of the largest MFI operating in Myanmar which aims to empower women to build secure livelihoods.
Daw Saw Saw Win is one of these empowered women. This is her story.

Story sourced from VisionFund Myanmar.

I bought myself a sewing machine

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I bought myself a sewing machine

17-09-2020

BIO has given a USD 12 M loan to Pact Global Microfinance Fund, a Myanmarese MFI with a specific focus on female entrepreneurs. Daw San San Win and Daw Ky Htay are clients of PGMF. This is their story.

Dilemmas and compromises

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Dilemmas and compromises

14-07-2020

In trying to conciliate our aspirations with the harsh reality, BIO is confronted with dilemmas almost every day, especially concerning the environmental, social and governance aspects of investments.

Flowers of Hope

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Flowers of Hope

08-06-2020

BIO has invested USD 7 M in equity in Agri-Vie II, a specialized food & agribusiness investment fund active in Sub-Sahara Africa. They have invested in Marginpar Group. Mr Richard Fernandes is the CEO of Marginpar Group, formerly Kariki. This is his story.

To boldly go where no woman has gone before

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To boldly go where no woman has gone before

14-05-2020

In 2019, BIO invested € 3 M in the Fairtrade Access Fund. Fallon Casper is Incofin's Head of Debt – AgroFinance & Food and is closely involved in its operations.

This is her story.

Giving back to the community

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Giving back to the community

14-04-2020

In 2008, BIO invested USD 5 M in Ventureast. Sarath Naru is its founder and managing partner.

This is his story.

Building bridges

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Building bridges

17-03-2020

Maximilien started at BIO as an Investment Officer in 2016. In September 2019, Maximilien moved to Abidjan as BIO’s new regional liaison officer in Abidjan.

Fair trade is both sides bringing something to the table

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Fair trade is both sides bringing something to the table

18-02-2020

BIO has given 2 loans to La Laiterie du Berger, totalling € 2.8 M.

Mr Bagoré Bathily is the founder and CEO of the company. This is his story.