An investment vehicle raising funds from social, commercial, private or institutional investors in order to invest them in microfinance assets and/or lend to MFI’s.
A financial institution specializing in banking services for low-income groups or individuals.
A bank, non-bank financial institution, investment fund or investor that makes loans to SME’s or other SME lenders.
An SME is a “Small and Medium-sized Enterprise” that employs fewer than 300 persons and which have an annual sales not exceeding $15 million and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding $15 million.
Any institution or investment fund that has received funding from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
Renewable energy projects – solar, wind, climate, etc. – in developing countries that are financed by government development institutions (DFIs) or other funds.
Projects providing public health, food security/small scale agriculture, and low cost housing in developing countries.