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Latin America and the Caribbean


Stuck on the border between Honduras and El Salvador in sweltering 40 degree heat, all Ricardo Melgar could think was that his tomatoes were slowly rotting.
Global trade is a vital artery to economic growth. Our Global Trade Finance Program has issued more than $3.9 billion in guarantees to facilitate trade flows in Latin America and the Caribbean since the program’s inception in the region in 2006.
Coffee is the world’s second most-traded commodity after oil, and a source of income for small-scale farmers in more than 50 countries.
The World Bank Group has joined forces with four other development banks to coordinate crisis-response initiatives and spur economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean.
IFC is helping the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean increase its competitiveness and its role in social and....

IFC in Honduras

IFC’s strategy in Honduras supports economic growth. Since Honduras became a member of IFC in 1956, IFC has invested $1.1 billion in the country’s private sector, including $221.3 million in mobilization.*


 

In agribusiness, IFC is focusing on competitive export sectors as well as processed foods. In financial markets, IFC seeks to support banks with trade finance facilities and promote access to finance for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). IFC is also working with subnational governments and local banks to share the risk in financing road and energy infrastructure projects. Through its advisory services program, IFC aims to improve the investment climate with programs that simplify business regulations at the municipal level.


*As of October 1, 2013


Contact

Javier Posas

Investment Officer
Centro Financiero Citi, Piso 4
Boulevard San Juan Bosco, Col. Payaqui
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Tel: (504) 239-4551
Fax: (504) 239-4555
Assistant: Norma Vilchis
NVilchis@ifc.org

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