Loan Individual Guarantee

Product Description

This is a facility that guarantees a loan made by a Partner Financial Institution to a qualifying borrower for which parameters have been defined and the proceeds go to a specific known borrower.

The Loan Individual Guarantee (LIG) enables the guaranteed party to scale-up its lending activities to the specific qualifying borrower.

Key Features

  • Coverage: Up to 50%
  • Limit: USD 2,500,000


  • Assists PFIs scale up their SME lending activities in situations where their target SME clients are unable to meet collateral threshold requirements;
  • Improves the solvency (regulatory capital) ratios of banking partners and thus enabling them to have a better leverage on their capital;

Through the Capacity Development component of the LIG

  • Develops and strengthens the skills, management practices, strategies, systems, competencies and abilities of PFIs to effectively increase their SME financing business;
  • Assists SMEs enhance their business managerial capabilities especially in areas which include among others, governance, human capital management, quality control, packaging, financial management, and marketing

Eligibility Criteria

  • The borrower must be a formally registered Small and Medium-sized Enterprise;
  • The target of the Loan Individual Guarantee cuts across all sectors except the ones with an exception of those listed in AGF’s exclusion list.

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African Guarantee Fund contributes to the promotion of economic development in Africa through provision of Partial Guarantees & Capacity Development to Financial Institutions to facilitate access to finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.