Our partner bank is a medium sized bank headquartered in Andijan. It was a partner bank of the Japan-Uzbekistan Small Business Programme (J-USBP). Under this programme, the bank received intensive technical assistance from LFS from 2001 to 2006. In this time, successful and profitable MSE lending operations were build up.
In this follow up project, LFS supported the partner bank in the build-up of SME lending operations. LFS was working as Credit Advisor for SME departments in all 21 branches of the partner bank. Tasks included the training of respective staff and the developing of appropriate procedures for SME lending, together with the partner bank.