Lebanon Investment in MicroFinance (LIM) Program - 2014 Request for Applications

29-Aug-2014 Categories: Lebanon

VEGA Lebanon Investment in Microfinance (LIM) Program


Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Lebanon, the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is providing sub-grants to Lebanese micro-finance institutions (MFIs). VEGA member, the International Executive Service Corps (IESC), implements the VEGA Program. Using the sub-grants, the MFIs will in turn provide loans to qualified Lebanese borrowers within the information and communications technology (ICT), tourism and agribusiness value chains in rural and peri-urban areas of Lebanon. The VEGA/IESC Lebanon Investment in Microfinance (LIM) Program is now soliciting a Request for Application (RFA) from eligible MFIs.

In preparation for work under the Lebanon Investment in Microfinance (LIM) Program, current and potential program partners are requested to review and respond to the following list of items in regard to overall performance, loan activities and disbursements in 2012 and 2013, with information for each year submitted independently.

Deadline and Queries:
Request for Applications (RFA) Posting Date: September 1, 2014. RFA Submission Deadline: October 1, 2014. MFI applicants' queries must be submitted in writing before September 25, 2014 to lim@iesc.org.

Submission Requirements:
For complete requirements, please see the full RFA below. The application includes a proposal (Application Part I) and a spreadsheet that summarizes your organizational data for 2012 and 2013 (Application Part II).

Download the full RFA and application instructions (PDF).
Download Application Part I (MS Word)
Download Application Part II (MS Excel).