Kenyan fintech Lendable secures $450k grant from Dutch development bank FMO
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Nairobi-based fintech Lendable has secured a $450 000 convertible grant from Dutch development bank FMO.
In a statement today (23 August) FMO said the grant will provide a “first loss” backstop that is expected to unlock an additional $4.5-million from commercial investors.
The convertible grant is being provided by the Dutch government through its MASSIF fund — which FMO manages. The fund aims to support small businesses, inclusive enterprises, women as well as youth entrepreneurs by financing local financial intermediaries and other institutions that contribute to development.
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