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We promote the design and use of novel mechanisms to facilitate access to financing by MSMEs through alliances with strategic local partners that share their interest and have proved their capacity to execute programs focused on improving their financial conditions.

Challenges of SMEs in Latin America 21 de March de 2014

SMEs account for over 90% of all enterprises in Latin America, generating more than half of the total jobs and a quarter of GDP. Their growth opportunities multiply annually, but they also have challenges to face: interregional trade, mana...

CAF supported 729 entrepreneurs with loans managed through crowdfunding

30 de March de 2016

Through an agreement signed with Kiva, 300 more than expected micro-loans were handled in four of CAF's shareholder countries, 93.83% of them to women. This operation constituted the first direct financing in a crowdfunding platform by a d...

SMEs in Mexico, the key to improve competitiveness

16 de March de 2016

Entrepreneurial leaders, academics, and representatives of the public sector will meet in the II Italian-American Forum to debate about the measures to improve competitiveness in Mexico 

How will deceleration affect the middle class in Latin America?

26 de January de 2016

A group of experts analyzed how a low economic growth will affect middle class families and SMEs in the region 

CAF seeks to promote the development of Guarantee Funds to improve access to credit by SME's

13 de February de 2015

There are two funds operating in Bolivia, which provided credits for more than 5,600 micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. Soon, CAF will start operating the Latin American Guarantees Fund, as a counterguarantee entity which includes...

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Challenges of SMEs in Latin America
SMEs account for over 90% of all enterprises in Latin America, generating more than half of the total jobs and a quarter of GDP. Their growth opportunities multiply annually, but they also have...