IL3

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IL3

A gene on chromosome 5q31.1 that encodes interleukin-3, a potent growth-promoting cytokine which supports the proliferation of a broad range of haematopoietic cell types. It is involved in an array of cell activities, including cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. IL-3 also possess neurotrophic activity, and may be linked to neurologic disorders.
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Fund : Through its investment in MCGF II, FMO expects to contribute to growth of the SME sector and thereby to development in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
So far, 25 guarantees have been issued under MCGF, mobilising over Rs 7 billion for 5 leading MF providers, enabling micro-credit access to around 350,000 new micro borrowers.
Anwar said the MCGF has helped build links between micro borrowers and banks/ DFIs.
SBP has advised all banks/DFIs/MFPs to finalize their funding deals under the MCGF and submit their cases to SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP BSC) for issuance of Guarantee as per procedure envisaged in the revised Guidelines on MCGF.
MCGF was launched by the State Bank in December 2008 with $ 10 million funding support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) under the $ 50 million Financial Inclusion Program (FIP) which is being managed by SBP.
This is the largest ever bilateral facility to any Micro Finance Institution/Bank under the MCGF scheme.
While some microfinance banks have been successful in securing financing under the MCGF, the overall industry is still longing for funds.
5) Responsibilities of lending institution under the facility i) The lending institution shall provide financing after carrying out proper due diligence of the MFB/MFI, keeping in view the risk profile of the borrower and in light of policy developed, duly approved by its Board of Directors, for providing financing under the MCGF.