Zambia and Malawi Microfinance

14 February 2019

Market study and loan book assessment for a debt investment into pan-African microfinance lender

A U.K. based private investment firm focusing on consumer-driven opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa made a debt investment into a pan-African microfinance lender for low and middle-income consumers.

We conducted a comprehensive market study for Malawi and Zambia, as well as assessed the regulatory landscape and industry trends. We also conducted a loan book analysis of the company’s Zambian and Malawian entities to determine credit risk associated with the transaction. The investment will expand the company’s loan book, increasing access to credit for low-income households.

This engagement was executed through USAID’s Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub