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24 October 2022 Publication of NAV (est.)

Perspectives on Microfinance in Africa

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Microfinance and Education

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LMDF, a social Fund investing differently

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Stories from the ground

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The EIB commits a second time to LMDF

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Our semi-annual report is now available

The Fund recently opened for investments in Zambia and completed its first transaction with MicroLoan Foundation Zambia. This institution has an impressive social profile, supporting 27,000 rural women, with average loans of just USD 62…

“Never be so busy as not to think of others” is a phrase attributed to Mother Theresa. We may be busy this year, but, as we work, our thoughts are always on our microentrepreneurs.

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.

Micro-entrepreneurship in Zambia

Josephine, a young widow and mother from Kasama in the Northern Province of Zambia, has managed to lift her family out of poverty with her business.

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

49 MFIs financed
75.495 micro-entrepreneurs financed
27 countries
65% women
1,280 average micro-loan
37.8M€ invested in microfinance

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