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Proparco has allocated a “Choose Africa Resilience ARIZ SME” guarantee to SIPEM to support microentrepreneurs and microenterprises during the global pandemic.
Client presentation

Created in 1990 by International Solidarity for Development and Investment (SIDI, a French international NGO) and the Association for the Promotion of Enterprise in Madagascar (APEM, an offshoot of the Groupement des Entreprises à Madagascar or GEM), SIPEM Banque is a pioneer in the Microfinance Sector in Madagascar. Through its action, it makes a major contribution to the development of financial inclusion in urban and rural areas.

Project description

The EUR 2m guarantee allocated to SIPEM Banque by Proparco will cover the liquidity requirements of microenterprises and small businesses in Madagascar. This guarantee has been made possible by the resources provided to AFD Group by the French Government under the Choose Africa Resilience initiative, which aims to support MSMEs in Africa affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

Project impact

The project will support and assist microenterprises and small businesses in Madagascar with their growth dynamics, as well as job creation.

Date of signature of the project
Financing tool
2 000 000 Euros
Amount of funding
MGA 9,186,891,563 guarantee
Financing details