Loan Guarantee Facilities

Feb 05, 2020
CHF Management and Consulting Services Egypt S.A.E. (CHF MCSE) provides loan guarantees to small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt. With funding from Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Global Communities through CHF MCSE has established a $250 million loan guaranty facility to support lending to the enterprise sector in Egypt with a strong focus on the SME sector. Priority is given to loans with the highest job generation or retention potential. The facility can also be extended to guarantee bank loans to micro finance institutions. The program provides technical assistance and training programs on a demand-driven basis to officers and managers from partner banks. Please click below to view the CHF MCSE February 2020 newsletter in ... Read more
Jan 15, 2020
CHF Management and Consulting Services Egypt S.A.E. (CHF MCSE) provides loan guarantees to small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt. With funding from Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Global Communities through CHF MCSE has established a $250 million loan guaranty facility to support lending to the enterprise sector in Egypt with a strong focus on the SME sector. Priority is given to loans with the highest job generation or retention potential. The facility can also be extended to guarantee bank loans to micro finance institutions. The program provides technical assistance and training programs on a demand-driven basis to officers and managers from partner banks. Please click below to view the CHF MCSE January 2020 newsletter in... Read more
Jun 05, 2019
Members of the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility (JLGF) team were at Global Communities headquarters recently to discuss the important work of JLGF – providing insight into the mechanics of this program, as well as its impact. JLGF provides partial loan guarantees and technical assistance to enable creditworthy but previously underserved small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to obtain bank financing for start-up and expansion efforts. JLGF is a $250 million Loan Guaranty Facility operated by Global Communities, and established with the support and guaranty coverage from USAID and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, respectively. SMEs in Jordan contribute 50 percent of the GDP of the private sector, provide 52 percent of private sector employment, and form 98 percent of the corporate... Read more
May 01, 2019
In Egypt, women entrepreneurs are often overlooked for funding by financial institutions in a male-dominated business world. Ensuring these women have access to financial skills and loan opportunities is a priority of CHF Management and Consulting Services Egypt SAE, which is Global Communities’ development finance consultancy in Egypt. In order to achieve this priority, the group holds a number of workshops targeting women who own businesses or are interested in doing so. On April 15-16, 2019, CHF Egypt, in collaboration with women’s empowerment group, Confessions of a Married Woman, held one of these capacity training initiative for women in business. The free-of-charge workshop was held at the Degla Campus co-working... Read more
Feb 13, 2019
The Global Impact Project, created by the US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), tells the story of how businesses, NGOs, foundations, and universities are partnering with the U.S. government to address global challenges – creating impact abroad and in the United States. Global Communities' Digni-Loo innovation in Ghana as well as our Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility are featured projects it this project. Read the features below. Innovating the Toilet to Control Cholera: Bringing Sanitary Facilities to Rural Communities... Read more
Dec 15, 2018
Message from Elissa McCarter-LaBorde, CEO of Vitas Group The year 2017 marked several exciting developments for Vitas Group. We signed shareholders agreements and closed investments with new commercial partners in Lebanon and Egypt. Saradar Bank purchased a 49 percent stake in Vitas Lebanon and committed $20 million in new debt financing to expand our footprint across the country. Saradar Bank is a premier financial institution in Lebanon and has been at the center of Lebanese banking for over 60 years. Egyptian private equity firm BPE Partners, through its new subsidiary “Ebtikar,” entered a 50/50 joint venture to launch Vitas Egypt. Vitas Egypt will be the first microfinance company in the country... Read more
Mar 12, 2018
Vitas Group: Financing a Better World For more than 20 years, Global Communities financial inclusion subsidiary, Vitas Group, has been providing access to credit in some of the world's toughest markets. During that time, Vitas Group has been "financing a better world" with $1.4 billion in loans disbursed and 535,000 clients served helping to create more than 600,000 jobs. Learn more at http://www.vitasgroup.com
Dec 20, 2017
The Business Perspective in BiH Still Exists Successes from the LIDER Microfinance Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina In the ocean of negative information, pessimistic persecution and bad statistics in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the positive stories of quite ordinary people, true local community fighters, send a message that there is still hope for the success of this country. Their personal success speaks in favor of the fact that regardless of everything, one can find the perspective for life in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The average Bosnians cry for a normal existence, while on the other hand this country has a lot of unused potential in every respect, but these potentials are not developed or promoted. It is important to recognize the right moment for action, to break away from lethargy, to... Read more
Oct 12, 2017
Enterprising Africa: Where Strong Systems Boost Business By David A. Weiss, President and CEO of Global Communities  |  This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post.  This year in Tanzania, a business-to-business forum brought together nine buyers and processors, 15 sellers of non-refined sunflower oil and oil seeds, and 14 representatives from two agricultural cooperatives. This forum resulted in 10 sales agreements worth $31.5 million. This was one of six such forums; in total they yielded deals worth $105 million. These are the kinds of businesses in emerging markets that are making a huge difference in the lives of thousands of people. They are wealth-creating and employment-generating, in this case... Read more
Sep 11, 2017
Building Small Agribusinesses in East Africa Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) is a five-year initiative of Global Communities to bolster trade in key agricultural sectors, grains, pulses, dairy, and horticulture in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi by increasing access to financing and markets for small and medium-sized agribusinesses. AIMS is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and includes a planned $50 million loan guaranty facility backed by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Small and medium-sized agribusinesses (A-SMEs) are a potential driver of inclusive agriculture-led economic growth, but they face constraints – including inadequate financing, lack of... Read more
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