DFC Board of Directors Approves Nearly $364 Million for Global Development
DFC’s Board of Directors approved $245 million in investments aimed at advancing global development, including projects that address the climate crisis and bolster climate-smart infrastructure. All of the Board-approved projects will also promote women’s economic empowerment across the globe—an achievement that is especially timely during Women’s History Month.

With several other investments approved since DFC’s last quarterly Board meeting, approved projects totaled nearly $364 million for the quarter, deepening the Corporation’s impact across the globe. The meeting was CEO Scott Nathan’s first Board meeting since his official confirmation. 
Bolstering Investment in the World's Women
In honor of Women's History Month, DFC hosted a town hall featuring former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to discuss the importance of advancing women's economic empowerment across the globe.
Supporting SMEs Across Sub-Saharan Africa
DFC and U.S. African Development Foundation announced the launch of the African Small Business Catalyst, which seeks to boost growth-stage small and medium enterprises in the region.
Advancing Gender Lens Investing
Through its 2X Women's Initiative, DFC is making investing in women a priority—the Corporation has invested $13.5 billion to date in the world's women and is expanding its work in harnessing the enormous opportunity that they represent.
DFC-Supported Power Project Wins IJGlobal Award
Central Termica de Temane, a 450 MW power project in Mozambique that received $200 million in DFC financing, was recently awarded IJGlobal’s 2021 African Power Deal of the Year.
Improving Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
In celebration of World Water Day, DFC explored stories of borrowers whose lives were transformed by loans that improved their access to clean water or sanitation in their homes or communities.
Bolstering Women's Healthcare in Ecuador
The Corporation announced the disbursement of a loan to Axxis Hospital in Quito, the only healthcare facility in Ecuador focused on providing state-of-the-art maternal and pediatric services.
Improving Access to Capital for Small Businesses
DFC is supporting the creation of the Lendable Fintech Credit Fund I, whose board is 50 percent female, which will finance companies using innovative technologies to expand global access to capital.
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