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Investment name: Fin’Elle

Publication date: 11 May 2021

Region: Sub Saharan Africa

Country: Côte d’Ivoire

Sector: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency


Total ElectriFI Financing: EUR 1.500.000 equivalent in XOF

Environmental and Social Category: FI-C

(A) high risk, (B+) medium high risk, (B) medium risk or (C) low risk

Project overview:

Fin’Elle, La Finance pour ELLE, SA is a microfinance institution specialized in financing women entrepreneurship. Headquartered in Abidjan, the company is part of Groupe COFINA, a leading Pan-African network of financial institutions targeting the MSME segment, hence contributing to financial inclusion in Africa. As per December 2020, Fin’Elle provides financial services to 8,863 clients – most of them women – including MSME loans, savings, remittances, cheques, etc.

Funding objective:

The instrument used by the ElectriFI Country Window consists in a subordinated loan together with technical assistance component. The funding objective is to catalyze a green portfolio at Fin’Elle level and concretely support the implementation of the company green strategy.

Why ElectriFI wants to fund this project:

ElectriFI wants to support Fin’Elle in its efforts to develop a green strategy to reach and finance MSME clients active in recycling, renewable energy and energy efficiency.


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