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Easi: €237 million in loans from the EIF to support European micro-enterprises
Oct

27

2015

Easi: €237 million in loans from the EIF to support European micro-enterprises

The European Commission and European Investment Fund (EIF) mobilise 237 million euros in loans to support 20.000 micro-enterprises in Europe. The European Investment Fund, which manages the EaSI Guarantee on behalf of the European Commission and six microfinance institutions are signing guarantee agreements that will open up access finance for micro-enterprises. The six guarantee agreements target those who wish to start or further develop their own micro-enterprises, in particular people who have difficulties in entering the job market or in accessing finance. These first deals enabling loans contracts to microenterprises will be signed between the EIF and

  • Qredits Microfinanciering (The Netherlands),
  • Association pour le Droit à l'Initiative Economique (France),
  • Microfinance Ireland (Ireland),
  • PerMicro (Italy),
  • Laboral Kutxa/ Caja Laboral Popular (Spain)
  • Nextebank (Romania),
To know more about the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (Easi): link To know more abot the Italian microcredit provider PerMicro: link