USA investor In African Microfinance Institutions (Zambia)

21 May 2019

Market study validating a debt investment into FINCA

U.S. based Developing World Markets (DWM) invests in microfinance institutions and other socially motivated organizations in emerging and frontier markets. DWM completed a debt investment into FINCA Zambia, a leading SME microfinance provider.

We conducted a market study of Zambian SME lending microfinance institutions, including an assessment of the competitive and regulatory landscape. The analysis helped DWM navigate the risk of lending into the Zambian market, which at the time faced political and economic challenges. The successfully closed investment allows FINCA Zambia to increase its branch network and enhance access to finance for SMEs.

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