Microfinance Enhancement Facility

Supporting economic development and prosperity globally

Microfinance Enhancement Facility (MEF) aims to support development and prosperity globally through the provision of additional development finance to micro-enterprises, via qualified financial institutions. MEF was designed as a flexible vehicle to stabilize funding for MFIs, providing liquidity when market doesn’t.

BlueOrchard is proud to have been named co-manager and currently manages approximately half of the MEF portfolio.

To find out more visit the MEF website or access the latest MEF quarterly report.

Fund Facts

  • Initiators

    IFC, International Finance Corporation
    KfW, German Development Bank

  • Investors

    KfW, German Development Bank
    BMZ, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
    EIB, European Investment Bank
    FMO, Entrepreneurial Development Bank
    IFC, International Finance Corporation
    OeEB, Austrian Development Bank
    OFID, OPEC Fund for International Development
    Sida, Swedish International Development Cooperation
    and various private investors

  • Year of inception

    2009

  • Fund size

    USD 500+ million

  • Outreach target

    Up to 100 MFIs and 60 million borrowers

Initiators

IFC KfW

Investors

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