BlueOrchard Investor Field Trip to Sri Lanka

Upcoming
04/06/2017 — 07/06/2017 Sri Lanka Events

Day 1 Welcome & introduction local impact investing industry
Day 2 Head office meeting with financial regulator and credit information bureau of Sri Lanka (CRIB), field trip to meet with micro entrepreneurs
Day 3 Head office meeting with microfinance institutions and field trip to meet with micro entrepreneurs
Day 4 Meeting with Non-Bank Financial Institution (NBFI) and micro entrepreneurs in the field

Since the end of Sri Lanka’s 26 years of civil war in 2009 and the devastating tsunami in 2004, intensive reconstruction and development efforts have led to strong economic growth in the country, averaging 4–5 % per annum for the past several years. Specific attention has been made to develop small and medium enterprises and increase agricultural productivity, making microfinance a critical element in the country’s development plans. Today there is a diverse range of MSME players in an increasingly dynamic microfinance sector and in May 2016 a new Microfinance Act was passed to strengthen the regulatory foundation for providing microfinance services in the country. With women comprising over 70 % of depositors and borrowers served by Microfinance Institutions in Sri Lanka, microfinance has a particularly important role in women’s empowerment. BlueOrchard’s investment officers cover a broad range of institutions in this region such as Microfinance Institutions, NGO’s, leasing companies and other non-bank financial institutions.

For more information or registration please contact
Ms Ebony Satti, BlueOrchard Finance Ltd, Seefeldstrasse 231, 8008 Zürich
T: +41 44 441 55 50, M: ebony.satti@blueorchard.com