Next key dates
24 December 2021 Next subscription deadline
16 November 2021 Next redemption deadline
25 January 2022 Execution of transactions (est.)

Microfinance and Education

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LMDF, a social Fund investing differently

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Nicaragua – Central America

Miriam Medrano, a farmer working with her family

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The EIB commits a second time to LMDF

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The right to Education

As stated in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to education”, and as a right this should be protected and ensured by public and governmental entities in every corner of this planet.

It is true that many improvements have been made in this area in the recent years, particularly in basic or elementary education, but with the outbreak of the global pandemic, many of these improvements were compromised and access to education for many children was very difficult on a large scale…

Invest Differently

LMDF invests in emerging microfinance institutions that work hard to provide a better life for micro-entrepreneurs. We help these promising institutions to become solid partners for micro-entrepreneurs who need a reliable and fair supply of basic financial services.


LMDF aims to contribute to poverty reduction by supporting organisations that build up the capacities of their clients and stimulate the spirit of entrepreneurship, with a particular attention to excluded populations.


LMDF and the EIB have closed an agreement for the EIB to invest a further EUR 5 million in the Fund, aimed to support the LMDF in further developing its activities in the African, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region.

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Unique protection against risks

For investors in Class C (share Class open to individuals and non-profit structures) the Fund has set up a risk protection mechanism, through the A and Abis share Classes (the Luxembourgish State and the NGO ADA). Concretely, if an MFI does not reimburse the Fund, Class C investors benefit from by an initial absorption of losses through Class A and Abis.

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LMDF’s impact

51 MFIs financed
63,235 micro-entrepreneurs financed
24 countries
66% women
1,255 average micro-loan
30.3M€ invested in microfinance

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