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Symbiotics SA

PRI reporting framework 2018

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PIIF Principle 1: Range of services

IFD 07. Tracking microfinance investees portfolio

Possible action:

Develop and extend the range of financial services available to low-income populations. Extensions could include savings, loans, insurance, payment services, remittance facilities and pension plans.

07.1. Indicate if you track the percentage of your microfinance investees' portfolio that is in microenterprise loans.

07.2. Indicate if you track the percentage of your microfinance investees’ portfolio that is in loans for immediate household needs (i.e. consumer loans).

07.3. Indicate if you track the percentage of your investees' portfolio in housing loans.

07.4. Additional information. [Optional]


IFD 08. Support financial services beyond credit, compulsory savings and/or compulsory insurance

08.1. In your microfinance portfolio, indicate if you support the provision of financial services beyond credit, compulsory savings and/or compulsory insurance.

08.2. Indicate which of the following services you support:

Provide examples of how and what you support.

We offer technical assistance for product development

Indicate if you gather data regarding the percentage of financial service providers in your portfolio that are offering such a service.

          Leasing and factoring
        

Provide examples of how and what you support.

We provide loans as well as offer technical assistance to leasing and factoring companies serving SMEs

Indicate if you gather data regarding the percentage of financial service providers in your portfolio that are offering such a service.

08.3. Additional information. [Optional]


IFD 09. Support the introduction of services tailored to the ‘poor’, ‘very poor’ and ‘low income’ (Private)


IFD 10. Technical assistance to investees

Possible action:

Supporting retail providers.

10.1. Indicate if you provide technical assistance to your investees.

10.2. Additional information.

TA MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE IMPACT INVESTMENT INDUSTRY

Since 2011 and starting with the launch of the TA Facility of the Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa Fund (REGMIFA), Symbiotics has been developing expertise in technical assistance. An experienced team based in Symbiotics headquarters and Cape Town office is dedicated to technical assistance offering specialized, customized and fully-fledged TA management services.

TA goes hand-in-hand with Symbiotics’ investment activities, aiming to maximize the impact of the investments and to strengthen the impact and institutional capacity of our financial and non-financial partner companies in areas including governance enhancement, capacity building, social impact measurement and financial education and management.


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