The Mali Finance for Food Security and Women Entrepreneurs (FFSWE) program focuses on improving the lending environment in Mali for women entrepreneurs and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the targeted value chains: rice, millet, sorghum, livestock and agroforestry. This project provides technical support for the MSMEs and partner financial institutions through risk management, outreach, and technical expertise and financial intermediation advisory support designed to help mitigate risks and costs associated with lending to these entrepreneurs.
- Country: Mali
- Award Value: $3,000,000
- VEGA Lead Member: International Executive Service Corps (IESC)
- Other VEGA Members: NCBA/CLUSA
- Objective: To faciliate utilization of USAID's Development Credit Authority, targeting women entrepreneurs and businesses in the agribusiness and agri-forestry sectors.
- Timeline: August 2015 - August 2020
- Local Partners: