Commitment to Action

Financing Excellence in Microfinance

Commitment by

Deutsche Bank AG

In 2014, Deutsche Bank committed to launching a unique $50 million debt financing program in direct lending to microfinance institutions worldwide from the bank's balance sheet. Deutsche Bank will support microfinance institutions that have grown to become significant financial service providers to the base of the pyramid in the world, to reach even more of the unbanked. The committed capital will be used to support the growth of microfinance institutions that pursue a high level of client care and transparency of operations. Deutsche Bank will invest its own capital and it will leverage its underwriting capabilities and knowledge of the global microfinance sector to deploy debt financing that has a far-reaching social impact. The targeted institutions will have average loan sizes ranging from $365 to $5000. 96,000 borrowers will benefit from the debt funding over 5 years, of which 60% will be women, and over 80% are using the loans to grow SMEs or microenterprises.

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Commitment

Financing Excellence in Microfinance

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$50,300,000

Region

Asia, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

AZERBAIJAN, CAMBODIA, ECUADOR, KAZAKHSTAN, Kyrgyz Republic, PERU

Commitment by

Deutsche Bank AG