Improving Access to Financial Services

The Access to Finance Unit of the programme focuses on enhancing the supply of financial products and services and building the financial competences of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the poor economically active population in Nigeria. The Unit provides sectoral, systemic and institutional interventions to drive significant outcomes and scale while ensuring resilience and sustainability of the financial system.

The Unit contributes to improving access to sustainable, client-oriented and affordable financial services for MSMEs and poor economically active population in Nigeria with regional focus on Ogun, Plateau and Niger States and particular consideration to gender.

Microfinance

Objective

To provide trainings and capacity building measures to MFBs in order for them to increase their loan portfolio, performance, efficiency and risk management.

Partners

Microfinance banks
Ogun State: Sagamu, Esoe-e, Trust, Astra-Polaris, Catland, Imowo, Imodi-Imosan, Molusi, Landgold, Foresight, Lavender
Plateau State: First Lowland, Mwaghavul, Gowans, Highland
Niger State: Pana, Bejin-Doko, Baywi
Federal Partners: HASAL and FORTIS
Government – CBN- OFISD

Initiatives

  • Strengthening internal processes.
  • Portfolio management and Management of Information System (MIS).
  • Implementation of new client-oriented products.
  • Digitalisation of selected processes.
  • Development of four (4) Microfinance Certificate Programme Modules with the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Nigeria.
Agricultural Finance
Microinsurance

Contact us:

GIZ – Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria – SEDIN

Contact Address:

22, Haile Selassie Street,

Asokoro, Abuja

NIGERIA

Phone:

+234 (0) 7044369589
+234 (0) 8113935343

giz-nigeria@giz.de