Bounce back, reinvent, and dream of a better future

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Bounce back, reinvent, and dream of a better future

09-02-2022

Géraldine Georgers is the chairwoman of the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries.

This is her story.

Insurance is hope for the future

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Insurance is hope for the future

09-12-2021

BIO has invested in Africinvest, which has invested in Raynal Assurances.

Osée Gaétan Quenum is the general director of RAYNAL Assurances, this is his story.

You have to pay money back

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You have to pay money back

22-10-2021

BIO has invested in EFC Uganda, a microfinance deposit-taking institution, both directly and through Africinvest Financial Sector.

Caroline Cherotic is one of EFC Uganda’s many clients. This is her story.

Vaccines can be produced in Africa

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Vaccines can be produced in Africa

14-09-2021

BIO has invested in African Rivers Fund I and III, managed by XSML.

Jarl Heijstee is the co-founder and managing partner of XSML. This is his story.

Honouring our coffee

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Honouring our coffee

07-06-2021

BIO has invested in the Fairtrade Access Fund and is one of the donors of its Technical Assistance Facility (TAF FAF).

The Fairtrade Access Fund has invested in Soprocopiv, a coffee cooperative in Kivu, in the DRC, and has, likewise, supported them through a Technical Assistance Facility.

Judith Kahindo Katavali works as a technical supervisor of agronomists for Soprocopiv. Kambale Bonane Blessing owns a coffee plantation and is one of the members of Soprocopiv. This is their story.

Women continue to rise

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Women continue to rise

03-05-2021

BIO has invested - through equity, loans and technical assistance - in the Local Currency Microfinance Fund II - LocfundII. This fund has, in turn, invested in Fundación Espoir.

Claudia Moreno is the Deputy Executive Director of Fundación Espoir. This is her story.

Investments are all about trust

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Investments are all about trust

22-03-2021

BIO has granted loans and technical assistance to Cofina Senegal and Cofina Ivory Coast, members of Cofina Groupe, a young Pan-African mesofinance group.

Hervé-Serge Ndakpri is the Group CFO. This is his story.

The incredible potential of digitalisation

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The incredible potential of digitalisation

11-02-2021

Dr Jessica Schicks is a Senior Investment Officer at BIO, in charge of Financial Institutions. She has a specific focus on digitalisation.

This is her story.

Seeing customers and employees grow

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Seeing customers and employees grow

20-01-2021

BIO has granted a € 3 M loan to Advans Côte d’Ivoire and technical assistance of € 123 K.

Mariam Djibo is the managing director of Advans CI. This is her story.