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.


Impact KPIs

Figures as of 31 Dec 2020, referring to the full portfolio size of MEF

650,000
microentrepreneurs reached by funding provided by MEF
58%
rural clients
85%
female clients
USD 2,417
median loan size to final borrowers

SDGs addressed by the Fund

SDG-01 SDG-05 SDG-08 SDG-10 SDG-17

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
    IFC, International Finance Corporation
    OeEB, Austrian Development Bank
    OPEC Fund for International Development
    Sida, Swedish International Development Cooperation
    and various private investors

  • Year of inception

    2009

  • Fund size

    USD 700+ million

Initiators

IFC KfW

Investors

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