DFC is supporting small businesses that spur entrepreneurship and drive free and dynamic marketplaces.

Access to financial services is a key driver of economic growth and resilience, yet many entrepreneurs and small businesses across the developing world lack access to adequate financing. Over 40 percent of micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises are credit-constrained, which limits their economic productivity, hinders job creation, and reduces the capacity for innovation and creativity.

Small businesses are at the center of DFC’s efforts to support entrepreneurship and open economies wherever we work. Our investments allow us to bolster the ability of banks and other financial institutions to lend to small businesses that are generating jobs and opportunities for their communities.