The non-profit, private financial organisation Fundación Génesis Empresarial has been reaching out of Guatemala’s microenterprise community for the past twenty years. In that time they have grown into one of Guatemala’s largest provider of microfinance services. Their focus on women entrepreneurs, the lower end of the market, and their ability to reach out to individuals in more rural areas through their extensive network of branches covering all of Guatemala’s regions make Génesis Empresarial an interesting client for Triodos Fair Share Fund and Triodos Microfinance Fund.
KEY INDICATORS as of 31 December 2016:
- number of loan clients: 95,241
- percentage female clients: 69%
- percentage rural clients: 88%
- average loan amount: EUR 856
- 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.