BNP Paribas, a committed player in microfinance
In fact, it was in Africa, nearly 30 years ago, that BNP Paribas granted its first loan to a Microfinance Institution (MFI). Since then, the Group’s support has expanded and BNP Paribas now uses the full range of resources available to meet the needs of MFIs. With more than 2 million beneficiaries worldwide and the creation of Microfinance Institutions in Belgium (MicroStart) and Luxembourg (Microlux), BNP Paribas microfinance has experienced a strong growth dynamic in recent years.
BNP Paribas microfinance key figures*
*BNP Paribas estimated microfinance figures since 1989