Building on over 20 years’ experience, Enda Tamweel is the leader on Tunisia’s microfinance market, with over 80% of market share.
Since 1995, Enda Tamweel has allocated over 2.8 million microcredits to 730,000 microentrepreneurs. At the start of 2018, the institution was operating via a network of 86 branches and 3 mobile branches, served 337,000 microentrepreneurs nationwide with an outstanding amount of some TND 510m, and employed some 1,700 people.
The reserved capital increase of TND 72m, in which PROPARCO is participating (TND 17.5m), will allow Enda Tamweel to mobilize more debt to serve more microentrepreneurs in Tunisia and meet their increased needs for microcredit. It will thereby contribute to financial inclusion for populations excluded from the traditional financial system. Furthermore, an ongoing technical assistance budget will support the MFI in the definition and implementation of its “gender” strategy, which aims to promote access to microcredits for women.
The project will support financial inclusion for populations with little access to banking services in Tunisia. Indeed, Enda is proceeding with an effective targeting of poor populations excluded from financial services. PROPARCO’s operation will allow some 82,000 clients to benefit from a microfinance product.
In terms of service provision and prices, Enda’s positioning is also in line with its social mission: the range of credit products is diversified and flexible, allowing it to serve microentrepreneurs’ needs at various stages in the development of their activities and in various agricultural and non-agricultural economic sectors.
The development of mobile banking solutions and the mobile branch also meet the objective of targeting remote populations and reducing indirect costs for clients.
Finally, in terms of client protection, the institution has improved its practices over the years. It now applies the highest international standards and obtained the certification in 2015.
This information is given at the time of signature, without prejudice to any developments in the operation/project