Bolstering Marine Conservation Efforts in Belize
DFC announced that it is collaborating with The Nature Conservancy, the Government of Belize, and Credit Suisse to advance a $364 million Blue Bond that will simultaneously provide sovereign debt relief and fund coastal and marine conservation projects in Belize.

The innovative transaction will help support marine protection and management, coral reef and mangrove restoration, economic diversification, and sustainable tourism and fisheries, promoting the growth of Belize’s blue economy.
Expanding Access to Higher Education in Vietnam
DFC announced a $37 million loan to support the construction of Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV)’s new campus, which will help improve educational and economic opportunities in the country.
Promoting Climate-Friendly Infrastructure in Brazil
A $267 million DFC investment guaranty to Smart Rio will modernize lighting systems and install smart city infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro, underscoring the agency’s commitment to driving creative solutions to the climate crisis.
Implementing Gender-Smart Climate Finance
The 2X Challenge, on behalf of the CDC Group, the EIB, and the EBRD, launched the Gender-Smart Climate Finance Guide, which aims to help investors mitigate risks in gender and climate finance.
Expanding Women’s Access to Capital in Mexico
DFC is partnering with Citi and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to advance Compartamos’ work in providing microfinance loans to Mexico's women entrepreneurs, advancing financial inclusion in the country.
Boosting SME Lending in Liberia
$20 million in DFC financing is helping International Bank of Liberia Ltd. — whose senior management team is three-quarters female — increase lending to its growing base of SME clients.
Reducing Carbon Emissions in East Africa
A $9 million DFC loan is helping Ampersand build a fleet of electronic motorbikes in Rwanda and expand into Kenya, providing a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to gas-powered motorcycle taxis.
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