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Impulse Microfinance Investment Fund

Sneeuwbeslaan 20 / 2610 Wilrijk
Antwerp B 2610
Belgium

Contact: Rita Van den Abbeel, Investment Manager
Phone: +32 (0)3 829 25 73
Fax: +32 (0)3 740 78 28
URL: www.incofin.be
Email: rita.van.den.abbeel@incofin.be
Impulse Microfinance Investment Fund

Impulse Microfinance Investment Fund is a private investment fund formed with the objective of investing in commercially viable MFIs which offer financial services to micro-enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries.

Program

Impulse Microfinance Investment Fund is a private investment fund formed with the objective of investing in commercially viable MFIs which offer financial services to micro-enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries

Client Population

The Investment Fund will specialize in one investment segment, namely microfinance, wherein a number of sub-categories can be identified. These microfinance investees can have different legal forms, such as:
The geographic area of operation of the Investment Fund shall include all countries which qualify as "Developing Countries" and "Countries in Transition" according to the DAC-List of the OECD. Country risk and currency exposure will be part of any investment analysis.

Impact

Impulse invests in MFIs that gear their service offerings to the needs of local micro-entrepreneurs and that seek to optimize the social impact of their operations. When analyzing investment requests, Impulse evaluates both financial and social indicators. The audit of the social performance of the MFIs addresses five aspects:
The MFIs in the Impulse portfolio are healthy and efficient financial institutions: they have limited delinquency, they keep their overhead under control, and they are profitable.


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