The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, have announced the DFC-MASSIF COVID-19 Response Co-Financing Facility launch.
The USD 75 Mn facility aims to provide liquidity to financial intermediaries to help micro, small, and medium-sized businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis and encourage new investment to help developing countries achieve economic sustainability. It also focuses on low-income countries and underserved groups such as women, youths, and agricultural or rural entrepreneurs.
The facility will also provide support for financial intermediaries facing liquidity issues as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, allowing them to provide financial assistance such as loans to companies in low-income and vulnerable countries.
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