Within the framework of the special program “Business Loans for Women”, Center-Invest Bank has invested over 1,000 projects for a total amount of 2 billion rubles. Supporting and replicating the successful experience of women entrepreneurs is one of the key areas of the bank's activities as part of the movement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Many projects of women entrepreneurs are aimed at achieving Goal # 3 “Good health and well-being”. Thus, in the Krasnodar Krai, the bank financed one of the largest organizations in the light industry, which, in addition to sewing clothes and school uniforms, began the production of medical masks and protective overalls.
An entrepreneur in Volgograd, engaged in the supply of personal protective equipment (masks and gloves), thanks to the bank's credit support, purchased large quantities in advance and during the pandemic became one of the main suppliers of the necessary products in the city.
In Stavropol, a medical center specializing in physiotherapy and cosmetology purchased new equipment with credit funds to expand the areas of activity and opportunities for training in nursing.
The business of a bank client from Nizhny Novgorod is aimed at achieving Goal # 2 "Zero Hunger". She is engaged in the production of food (bread, croutons, bars, corn flakes, etc.). The bank's loan funds helped the entrepreneur to conclude an agreement with the federal supermarket chain for the sale of manufactured products.
Following the trend towards environmental friendliness, a new production was launched in the Rostov region within the framework of Goal 12 "Responsible consumption and production". This is the first plant in Russia for a full cycle of gel water-soluble capsules for washing. They are highly efficient and environmentally friendly.
Under the Business Loan for Women program, you can get a loan for any amount at a rate of 12% per annum for a period of up to 5 years in one of the regions where Center-invest Bank is present. The special program includes not only financing, but also mentoring support of bank specialists and business mentors. Within the community, business women create joint projects and exchange best business practices.
This loan product of the bank is aimed at achieving Goals No. 5 "Gender Equality" and No. 8 "Decent Work and Economic Growth", because it can be issued by women entrepreneurs, women leaders or business owners, companies selling services and goods for women, which create new jobs and develop the local economy.