IDEPRO – Desarollo Empresarial (IDEPRO) is a Bolivian NGO that provides value chain financing that reach small producers of e.g. quinoa, grapes and Brazil nuts at the bottom of the chain as these are the ones that have most difficulty getting access to financing. IDEPRO also provides business development services focused on environmental sustainability. Examples include giving advice on organic certification and introducing best practices to improve production. In addition, IDEPRO provides traditional microcredit. Hivos-Triodos Fund and Triodos-Doen have provided a loan to IDEPRO.
KEY INDICATORS IDEPRO at year-end 2012:
- number of loan clients: 9,702
- percentage female clients: 38%
- percentage rural clients: 50%
- average loan amount: EUR 2,967
- number of savings clients: -
Whoever you are, and wherever you live in the world, you are likely to want permanent access to financial services. Microfinance banks play a crucial role providing access to finance to an increasing number of people living on low-incomes. We finance microfinance institutions because they help to build inclusive financial sectors, where the majority of people have access to financial services, leading to a sustainable basis for balanced social and economic development.