British International Investment

COVID-19 Emerging and Frontier Market MSME Support Fund

BotswanaBurkina FasoGhanaIndiaKenyaNigeriaSri LankaTanzaniaZambiaAsiaEast AfricaSouth AsiaSouthern AfricaWest AfricaFinancial services

The fund has been launched by BlueOrchard Finance Ltd, an impact investing manager and member of the Schroders Group, to support MSMEs by lending to microfinance financial institutions across Africa and South Asia facing strained liquidity due to the impact of COVID-19.

Investments made by BII into this fund:

Investment name Commitment Region Sector Start date Status
Investment 01 $30m Financial services November 2020 Active
Investment 02 $5m Financial services July 2021 Active

Investments made by this fund into companies:

Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Annapurna Finance Private Limited India South Asia Financial services January 2021 Active
ASA (Kenya) Limited Kenya East Africa Financial services December 2021 Active
ASA Microfinance (Tanzania) Ltd Tanzania East Africa Financial services March 2021 Active
Aviom India Housing Finance India South Asia Financial services May 2021 Active
Aye Finance Pvt Ltd India South Asia Financial services September 2022 Active
Bayport Ghana Ghana West Africa Financial services June 2023 Active
Bayport Tanzania Tanzania East Africa Financial services July 2021 Active
BRAC Tanzania Tanzania East Africa Financial services May 2022 Active
Family Bank Kenya East Africa Financial services December 2021 Active
Fidelis Finance Burkina Faso West Africa Financial services January 2021 Active
Izwe Zambia Zambia Southern Africa Financial services June 2023 Active
Juhudi Kilimo Kenya East Africa Financial services March 2021 Active
Kinara Capital India South Asia Financial services March 2021 Active
Letshego Botswana Botswana Southern Africa Financial services December 2020 Active
Letshego Kenya Limited Kenya East Africa Financial services May 2021 Active
NeoGrowth Credit Pvt Ltd India South Asia Financial services June 2023 Active
Pan Asia Bank Sri Lanka South Asia Financial services July 2021 Active
Samunnati Financial Intermediation India South Asia Financial services March 2022 Active
Satya MicroCapital Limited India South Asia Financial services June 2021 Active
Sterling Bank Plc Nigeria West Africa Financial services March 2022 Active
Sumac Microfinance Bank Kenya East Africa Financial services June 2021 Active
Vaya Finserv Private Limited India South Asia Financial services July 2021 Active

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