Banco para la Comercialización y la Producción S.A.
FI-2 operations are those where the risk potential is considered medium: the FI’s current or future portfolio consists of or is expected to consist of, business activities that have potential limited adverse environmental or social risks or impacts that are few in number, generally site-specific, largely reversible, and readily addressed through mitigation measures; or includes a very limited number of business activities with potential adverse environmental or social risks or impacts that are diverse, irreversible, or unprecedented.
Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.
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USD $ 2,000,000
Project scope and objective
The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) approved a loan of up to US$2 million to Banco para la Comercialización y la Producción S.A. (Bancop) to expand its lending operations with Paraguayan small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agricultural, livestock, commercial, industrial, and services sectors, thereby boosting agricultural and livestock production in Paraguay.
The project consists of a loan to Bancop. The purpose of this IIC operation is to help Bancop increase its loan operations for medium-term projects with Paraguay’s small and medium-sized enterprise sector, including rural producers, through loans to producers’ cooperatives and/or small or medium-sized producers, thereby promoting crop and livestock production in Paraguay.
On January 31, 2012, the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) issued Bancop a license to operate, and on July 16, 2012, the bank opened its doors to the public. Paraguay’s first cooperative-owned bank, Bancop currently has 27 producers’ cooperatives as shareholders. Its purpose is to provide long-term loans to cooperatives, their members, and any other customer interested in working with it, thus boosting their productive capacity.
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