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A wide range

We finance entrepreneurial initiatives: That can be for example a German SME who is launching operations in a developing country for the first time. We give advice to an entrepreneur from Indonesia on how to set up and expand his company and provide long-term capital for his investments. Or we enable banks in countries such as Costa Rica or Kenya, to provide loans to small and medium enterprises by benefiting from a credit line.

Here you find some current examples.


A vegetable producer from Peru

The Peruvian Virú Group has been growing vegetables and fruits in the country for more than 20 years. Since 2013 DEG is supporting Virú with finance and advice, thus contributing to the sustainable growth of the company.

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Solar power for Africa

The Berlin-based start-up company, Mobisol, combines affordable solar energy systems with mobile communication technology, and is making it available in rural Africa. DEG has already supported Mobisol GmbH through various growth stages, and has also been one of the company's investors since 2015.

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Financial institutions

Promoting small and medium-sized enterprises

The Ghanaian Fidelity Bank offers financial services to small and medium-sized enterprises. In 2014, DEG arranged a long-term loan for the bank totalling USD 60 million, and is thus contributing to Fidelity Bank's expansion of its SME business.

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Sustainable financial services for SMEs in Sri Lanka

In order to be able to develop, local SMEs in Sri Lanka need reliable access to long-term loans. The Hatton National Bank makes capital available to local SME customers. The commercial bank has been a customer of DEG’s for three years.

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Sustainability fund for Africa

DEG invests in solar thermal energy and wind power in South Africa through its participation in the Lereko Metier Sustainable Capital Fund. The private equity fund is a prime example of how sustainability and investment return do not have to be mutually exclusive.

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Social entrepreneurship in Asia

The Aavishkaar Frontier Fund promotes social entrepreneurs in Asia with business models that improve the living conditions of local people. As an anchor investor DEG strengthens the funds' capital base and contributes towards mobilising further investors.

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Project financing

A country-wide mobile phone network for Myanmar

Expanding mobile telephony provides significant impetus for development, especially in rural areas. DEG is financing Irrawaddy Green Towers Ltd. investments, a private-sector company planning to expand and operate a network of mobile phone masts in Myanmar.

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Wind power for India

With its wind farms, Bhoruka Power uses renewable energy to meet the rising demand for electricity in the Indian region of Karnataka. As Bhoruka’s longstanding partner, DEG provided financing for two of the wind farms by means of a long-term loan.

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