Delta Bank Gets $6 million From IFC

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide a loan to Banco Delta for lending to micro and small entrepreneurs in Panama.

Friday, September 27, 2013

From a press release by the International Finance Corporation (IFC):

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has awarded to Banco Delta SA the largest microfinance institution in Panama, a five-year loan for $6 million to support micro and small entrepreneurs who have little access to formal financial services. This is IFC's first investment in the microfinance sector of Panama, one of the most underdeveloped countries in Central America.

"Banco Delta is pleased to work with IFC to increase and diversify its loans to entrepreneurs of micro and small businesses, many of which are accessing the formal financial sector for the first time," said President of Banco Delta, Arthur Müller. "These entrepreneurs are key to our economy, microfinance can be a powerful catalyst, giving them the ability to grow and prosper."

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