You won't become an entrepreneur just by sitting around

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You won't become an entrepreneur just by sitting around

13-03-2019

BIO gave two loans, totalling € 700,000 to Moablaou. These loans were recently fully reimbursed.

Mr Abou Simbel Ouattara is the founder and CEO of Moablaou. This is his story.

I want to be close to the people who need me

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I want to be close to the people who need me

20-02-2019

Beatrice Nkunku works in a hospital Mutituni Hope. She received a loan from the Kenya Women Microfinance Bank, which is supported by REGMIFA.
My life was a nightmare

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My life was a nightmare

21-01-2019

The story of Myriama is a typical one, where people - through no fault of their own - are experiencing hardship but are trying their hardest to overcome it. These people often only need a little push in the right direction - like the availability of affordable eggs to make omelets from. And that’s the kind of impact BIO is looking for.

Many sleepless nights

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Many sleepless nights

12-12-2018

BIO gave a loan to Cooperativa Pacífico, the biggest lending and saving cooperative in Peru.

Ms Julissa Flores received a loan from the cooperative. This is her story.

I really needed my own space

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I really needed my own space

13-11-2018

BIO invested 5 million dollars in REGMIFA and 3,5 million dollars in Rural Impulse Fund (RIF). Both support financial institutions like the Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT).

Jedidah Ndanu got a loan from KWFT. This is her story.

My father showed me how to run a business

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My father showed me how to run a business

08-10-2018

BIO is investing € 4 M in the Société Générale d'Hôtelerie to fund the renovation of the Salam hotel and the building of a new hotel, both in Bamako, Mali. SGH SA is the Malian subsidiary of the Azalaï group of hotels.

Side effects

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Side effects

13-03-2018

Ignace van Synghel is a senior investment officer working for BIO. This is his story.