WASHINGTON – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and members of his cabinet met with U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) CEO Adam Boehler in Washington, D.C. to discuss how DFC can support Honduras in addressing the significant challenges the Honduran people are facing because of the COVID pandemic and two recent, devastating hurricanes, ETA and IOTA.
DFC is exploring projects it can finance in Honduras to help meet the critical needs there, including utilizing DFC’s Rapid Response Facility to support existing projects and providing assistance to small and medium-sized businesses. Additionally, through our close partnership with IDB Invest, DFC will seek opportunities to co-finance projects critical to Honduras’ recovery, with special focus on small and medium businesses, housing, agriculture and sustainable infrastructure projects such as dams and other water management projects
Honduras is a friend and ally of the United States. DFC is committed to using our financing tools to accelerate DFC’s $1 billion commitment to mobilize investments that will lead to a faster, more durable, and more inclusive recovery for Honduras.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is America’s development bank. 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.