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Swedish capital infusion boosts financial inclusion for women in India

Swedish capital infusion boosts financial inclusion for women in India

Press releases   •   Jan 19, 2021 14:17 UTC

​Swedfund invests 10 MUSD through a senior unsecured loan to one of India’s leading providers of microfinance services - Satin Creditcare Network Ltd – with services aimed exclusively at women.

Additional commitment to strengthen the support to African companies

Additional commitment to strengthen the support to African companies

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2020 09:09 UTC

The Swedish Development Finance Institution Swedfund is making an additional investment in African Development Partners (“ADP”) III to further support the development of the private sector in Africa. The fund will contribute to significant social development by creating new jobs and tax revenues through its investments across the African continent. The fund exercises active ownership with a clear

Swedfund supports women’s health and self-care in East Africa

Swedfund supports women’s health and self-care in East Africa

Press releases   •   Oct 26, 2020 10:13 UTC

​Swedfund, is pleased to announce its investment in Kasha Globa. Kasha’s platform enables access, education and confidential distribution of women’s contraceptives, menstrual and health products, primarily to underserved women. Kasha’s platform supports both offline and online e-commerce, using any type of mobile phone, with or without internet access.

Swedish investments for private sector growth – in DRC, Uganda and Angola

Swedish investments for private sector growth – in DRC, Uganda and Angola

Press releases   •   Sep 03, 2020 09:55 UTC

Today Swedfund announces an investment of USD 10m in African Rivers Fund 3 (ARF 3), together with IFC, FMO, BIO and DGGF. African Rivers Fund 3 will primarily provide loan financing to small and medium-sized companies in DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), Uganda and Angola.

Swedfund’s investment creates new opportunities for Indian healthcare

Swedfund’s investment creates new opportunities for Indian healthcare

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2020 07:35 UTC

​Developing countries' infrastructure for healthcare is deficient and the pressure on healthcare facilities is greatly increasing as the Covid-19 virus spreads. The Swedish development finance institution Swedfund invests in the Indian fund HealthQuad II, targeting early-stage companies in the health sector that creates long-term positive effects for India's growing population.

​Swedfund supports healthcare actors in Nigeria, Madagascar and India with Covid-19 related emergency response

Press releases   •   May 26, 2020 13:50 UTC

Pressure on healthcare facilities is greatly increasing in developing countries as the Covid-19 virus spreads. Based on long experience of working with sustainable investments in developing countries Swedfund supports actors in the healthcare sector in Nigeria, Madagascar and India with a total of 2,2 million SEK. The support includes personal protective equipment, medicines, and transports.

​Swedfund supports with protective equipment in sub-Saharan Africa

​Swedfund supports with protective equipment in sub-Saharan Africa

Press releases   •   May 05, 2020 08:21 UTC

Several clinics and hospitals have already received support. Now support is also going to a cancer clinic in Ghana as well as a healthcare facility in Liberia. At the top of the priority is protective masks, education and the possibility to separate people who are infected with Covid-19 from other patients and healthcare workers.

​Swedish investments in clinics and hospitals in Sub-Sahara Africa receive 5 million SEK in emergency support due to Corona

​Swedish investments in clinics and hospitals in Sub-Sahara Africa receive 5 million SEK in emergency support due to Corona

Press releases   •   Apr 14, 2020 07:54 UTC

The Swedish development finance institution Swedfund has long experience of working in developing countries and was during the Ebola outbreak active in the countries most affected in Africa. Based on theexperience of investing in Africa, Swedfund has asked all its hospitals and clinics to specify how Swedfund can assist them in protecting personnel, clinics and hospitals from the Corona pandemic

​Swedfund invests in maternal care in East Africa

​Swedfund invests in maternal care in East Africa

Press releases   •   Apr 02, 2020 09:36 UTC

According to WHO, more than 300 000 women died in 2015 from pregnancy related causes. Two thirds of these deaths occurred in Sub Saharan Africa. Some of the gaps leading to poor outcomes are delays in seeking care, delays in action or inadequate care by providers. Gaps that Jacaranda Maternity addresses through its maternal care model.

​Swedfund commits 15 MUSD to renewable energy in Africa

​Swedfund commits 15 MUSD to renewable energy in Africa

Press releases   •   Jan 15, 2020 12:15 UTC

Swedfund commits 15 million dollars to Metier Sustainable Capital II, a fund focused on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to investments in renewable energy, the fund will also invest in projects for resource efficiency in areas such as water and waste management.

​Swedfund supports inclusive growth in Sri Lanka

​Swedfund supports inclusive growth in Sri Lanka

Press releases   •   Dec 20, 2019 15:17 UTC

LOLC Group subsidiary and LOFC (LOLC Finance PLC) has signed an agreement with Swedfund, to receive a total of 10 million dollars in a Senior Loan. LOFC is a leading financial institution in Sri Lanka that enables financial inclusion, an increased tax base and job creation. For Swedfund these are important tools to reduce poverty and support democratic development.

Swedfund contributes with 15 million dollars in loan financing to the Bank of Georgia

Swedfund contributes with 15 million dollars in loan financing to the Bank of Georgia

Press releases   •   Dec 18, 2019 10:39 UTC

Swedfund joins several other European development finance institutions in a subordinated 15 million dollar-loan to Georgia's second largest bank, Bank of Georgia. Through lending to small and medium-sized companies in a systemically important bank, Swedfund contributes to supporting growth in Georgia.

Swedfund strengthens the support of African companies through investment in African Development Partners III

Swedfund strengthens the support of African companies through investment in African Development Partners III

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2019 08:37 UTC

Sweden's development financial institution Swedfund has invested 15 million dollars in the African Development Partners III fund. With this investment, Swedfund sees an opportunity to continue to contribute to the sustainable development and growth of more companies in Africa. The Fund exercises active ownership with a clear focus on ESG issues such as business ethics and anti-corruption.

Swedfund to join IFC and other DFI:s in platform investment within healthcare in East and Southern Africa

Swedfund to join IFC and other DFI:s in platform investment within healthcare in East and Southern Africa

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2019 15:06 UTC

Swedfund, have together with the Development financial institutions IFC, Proparco, Finnfund and the Danish Investment Fund for Developing countries - IFU, invested in Hospital Holdings Investment (HHI) holding company, launched at the Investment for Africa Forum in Cairo on November 23rd, 2019.

Swedfund selected to the UN PRI Leaders’ Group 2019

Swedfund selected to the UN PRI Leaders’ Group 2019

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2019 12:28 UTC

For the first time The UN PRI has launched a Leaders’ Group to highlight leading practices in Responsible Investing. Together with 47 other institutional investors, Swedfund has been selected amongst more than 2,300 signatories.

Swedfund invests in healthcare through Quadria Capital Fund

Swedfund invests in healthcare through Quadria Capital Fund

Press releases   •   Aug 16, 2019 11:13 UTC

Today, 7 out of every 10 new hospital beds in Asia, are built by the private sector. With an investment of USD 15 million in Quadria Capital Fund II, Swedfund will reach the healthcare sector in South and South East Asia, through investments in areas such as healthcare services, pharma and laboratory businesses in countries like India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Swedfund invests in resource efficiency in India and Bangladesh

Swedfund invests in resource efficiency in India and Bangladesh

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2019 08:22 UTC

​Over the past year Swedfund has assessed a number of investment opportunities in the resource efficiency space in order to broaden Swedfund’s scope within climate and further align Swedfund’s mission with the Paris Agreement. Swedfund, as one of several European development finance institutions, has now invested in South Asia Growth Fund II (SAGF II).

Solar power to 360 million people – but no plan for e-waste

Solar power to 360 million people – but no plan for e-waste

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 11:23 UTC

Solar Energy to 360 million people - but lack of responsible management of e-waste can become the dark side of the off grid market in developing countries.

Swedfund continues investing in renewable energy

Swedfund continues investing in renewable energy

Press releases   •   Aug 08, 2018 06:44 UTC

Swedfund continues investing in renewable energy projects by committing to invest USD 15 million in shares of JCM Power. JCM develops, builds and operates solar- and wind power plants in developing countries.