CGFT Business Model and Framework
Business Model of CGFT
CGFT’s business model centered on credit guarantees as instruments for benefiting Tajik MSME borrowers through its PFIs. Throughout its operation, CGFT ensured the balance of interests among its target groups of MSME borrowers as well as lenders. CGFT’s proven model of success ensured:
Guaranteed MSME loans were disbursed by PFIs in Somoni (the Tajik currency) or US Dollars and ranged from USD 1,000 to USD 500,000 equivalent in value. CGFT guaranteed a significant proportion of the oustanding value of each loan and offered TA services to mitigate risk.
Founders of CGFT
DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, a member of KFW Group
FMO – Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V.
OeEB – Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG
CGFT was managed by LANDT GmbH, an international development finance company dedicated to setting up and operating credit guarantee funds and providing TA and development finance consulting.
Under LANDT’s management, CGFT was able to provide a diversified range of customer-oriented credit products and optimized risk management to PFIs. These institutions were then able to expand their credit operations to reach new business groups facing barriers to their access to finance and help their Tajik MSME clients realize their full growth potential.
The institutional profile of CGFT provides detailed information about the context of Tajikistan, set-up, achievements and outlook of the fund.