- Region: Asia & Pacific
- Country: Cambodia
- Sector: Banking
- Year: 2008
- Domicile: Cambodia
- Instrument: Loan
- Commitment (MNOK) as of 31.12.2016: 12.1
- Original Commitment (MNOK): 96.8
Sathapana is the third largest micro-financing institution in Cambodia. The largest owners are Triodos, DWM and FMO.
Sathapana provides financial services to small and micro businesses that would not receive such services from traditional banks. This dynamic company also has a clientele that is largely made of female entrepreneurs.
Poverty is on the decline in Cambodia albeit at a slower pace. The country faces several development challenges, among others lack of access to capital. With this investment, Norfund wishes to contribute to making basic financial services available to the poor.