ImpactAlpha, April 30 – A health crisis shattered families, quarantined communities, closed borders and shut down businesses. Lenders pulled in their horns, figuring shellshocked borrowers would default on their loans and they would be unable to make new ones. They were wrong. When BRAC Microfinance returned to Liberia and Sierra Leone after the months-long shutdowns
To kick off ImpactAlpha’s “capital on the frontier” partnership with the Collaborative for Frontier Finance and the Visa Foundation, early capital providers in Senegal, Kenya and Pakistan joined Agents of Impact Call No. 12 to explore ways to bridge the small business capital gap in emerging and frontier markets.