Impact

41%

of clients
in rural
areas

Worldwide, two billion people have no or only limited access to basic financial products and services, such as loans, savings accounts and payment services. Most of these people live in developing and emerging economies. The fund aims to make financial services more generally available in these countries in order to enable people to improve their living conditions. For instance, a loan will allow them to start or expand a company, thus generating income and creating employment, and by keeping their savings in a safe place they can establish a buffer against unexpected expenditure. Triodos Microfinance Fund does this by providing funding - in the form of loans as well as equity participations - to microfinance institutions and banks in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. These local institutions offer a range of financial products and services aimed at low-income customers.

Core indicators financial institutions (FI’s), December 31, 2016

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MFIs 2016*

SME FIs 2016**

2016

2015

*

No comparative figures for 2015 are available since these figures for microfinance institutions (MFI’s) are only reported as of 2016.

**

No comparative figures for 2015 are available since these figures for SME financial institutions (SME FIs) are only reported as of 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of loan clients reached by MFIs in the portfolio

16,933,839

1,642,933

18,576,772

13,006,123

Total number of savings clients reached by MFIs in the portfolio

7,384,551

3,576,524

10,961,075

8,469,930

Average loan (EUR)

812

4,784

1,163

1,193

Percentage of female loan clients

86%

49%

83%

79%

Percentage of clients in rural areas

43%

23%

41%

38%

Number of people employed by MFIs in the portfolio

105,331

15,715

121,046

106,621

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, the fund increasingly funds institutions, usually banks that focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These enterprises are usually firmly rooted in their local communities and contribute to socio-economic development through the jobs that they create and by paying taxes. Between 14 and 20 million small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and emerging economies (two thirds of the SMEs) have no or only limited access to funding.1 By providing this funding, the fund contributes to the development of a sustainable and accessible financial sector around the world.

As at the end of 2016, Triodos Microfinance Fund had funding outstanding to 70 financial institutions and banks in 36 countries. The online Impact Report Inclusive Finance (www.triodosimpactreports.com/inclusivefinance) provides further information about the impact that the fund has had, using figures, background stories and a description of its activities.

1 Source: The Global Findex Database 2014 of the World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/globalfindex; Source: UNSGSA publication (United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development): https://www.unsgsa.org/

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