Blue Orchard is a leading global impact investment manager that is dedicated to generating lasting positive impact for communities and the environment, while aiming to provide attractive returns to investors. Blue Orchard’s Covid-19 Emerging and Frontier Markets MSME Support Fund is a facility set up to address the liquidity and solvency challenges faced by MFIs due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Providing solutions to the liquidity and solvency challenges of inclusive financial services institutions caused by volatility in financial markets
In portfolio since
Committed capital: £7.2 million
Instrument: Junior Limited Partnership Interests that act as a first loss buffer in the AfrAsia sub fund that lends to African and Asian MFIs. The Fund has raised $235.78 Million as at October 2022
Purpose and target market
Impact to date
4 million MSME reached by MFIs in the Sub-fund’s portfolio who continued to operate and provide support through the COVID pandemic
4510 Jobs maintained and/or created
92% Women served by the fund, spread across mostly peri-urban and rural areas
The BlueOrchard’s Covid-19 Emerging and Frontier Markets MSME Support Fund is a key facility that will help mitigating some of the challenges of the pandemic. We thank the FSD Africa team for supporting our efforts to provide vital financing to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa. We are proud that we have successfully brought together a renowned group of public and private actors to pave the way for recovery and preserve vital jobs across sectors.
Philipp Mueller, Chief Executive Officer
BlueOrchard Finance Ltd
FSD Africa contact