Visit included highlighting DFC investments in the healthcare sector
NEW DELHI – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) CEO Scott Nathan traveled to New Delhi, India, to advance private-sector led development projects and meet with senior government officials.
In New Delhi, CEO Nathan highlighted investments in the healthcare industry. This included a visit to an eye hospital run by Eye-Q Vision Private Limited, an optical care hospital chain committed to providing quality care at affordable costs across India. He signed a commitment letter formalizing DFC’s $9.9 million financing of Eye-Q. This financing will help expand the company’s hospitals and conduct a greater volume of corrective surgery across India.
CEO Nathan also toured Soothe Healthcare’s Noida Plant and celebrated DFC’s $7.7 million in financing to support the continued growth of their business. DFC is helping Soothe expand its manufacturing of affordable menstrual products and grow its distribution network to better reach under-served women in non-urban areas across India.
Eye-Q and Soothe Healthcare investments support the Partnership on Global Infrastructure Investment (PGII) and DFC’s Global Health and Prosperity Initiative (HAPI).
Then, CEO Nathan met with leadership from IndusInd Bank Limited and signed documentation for a $150 million loan to IndusInd to support women’s economic empowerment in India. DFC’s financing will help IndusInd expand its microfinance on-lending programs to low-income, rural women in India’s three poorest states.
CEO Nathan also participated in a fireside chat hosted by the U.S. India Strategic Partnership Forum, where he engaged business leaders on DFC investment priorities in India, including renewable energy, critical infrastructure, healthcare, gender equity, and food security.
Finally, CEO Nathan discussed DFC’s longstanding partnership with the Indian private sector and India’s priorities for economic growth and development with senior government officials.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.