Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund (JAWEF)Female Empowerment
- Empowering women in the ASEAN region
- First gender lens strategy in that area
- Fighting poverty, advancing inclusion
Our investment goals and strategy
We provide loans to microfinance institutions that help female entrepreneurs in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, empowering women in business.
With its blended finance structure, this fund leverages first-loss and mezzanine tranches to minimise risk and encourage institutional investors.
Empowering women financially and socially not only benefits them and their immediate families and communities, but also leads to stronger economies in the long-term.
|Private debt (blended finance)
|Domicile and legal structure
|BlueOrchard Asset Management (Luxembourg) S.A.
|BlueOrchard Finance Ltd
|Banque de Luxembourg S.A.
|European Fund Administration S.A.
SFDR Pre-contractual Disclosure
SFDR Website Disclosure (article 10)
SFDR Periodic Disclosure
Statement on Principal Adverse Impacts of Investment Decisions on Sustainability Factors
Empowering women with microfinanceSonata Finance’s efforts to include Indian women
Sonata Finance, an Indian microfinance institution, is an example of the success of BlueOrchard’s specific gender-lens investment work with JAWEF. A JAWEF investee since 2014, Sonata has been working to promote and efficiently deliver microfinance services to underserved and excluded women across India since its inception in 2005. Sonata strives to reduce poverty by providing group loans to women in remote rural areas, with a focus on income-generating loans.