Impact Overview
Percentage of TriLinc Borrowers that:
Comply with local environmental, labor, health, safety and business laws, standards and regulations 100%
Demonstrate their positive impact on the community through community service and/or community donations 71%
Commit to working towards implementing international environmental and health and safety best practices 100%
Implement environmentally sustainable practices, including energy savings, waste reduction and/or water conservation 81%
Top 5 Borrower Impact Objectives:
1 Job Creation
2 Agricultural Productivity & Food Security
3 Capacity-Building
4 Wage Increase
5 Health Improvement
Top 5 Environmental and Social Practices:
1 Waste Reduction
2 Charitable Donations
3 Fair Hiring and Recruiting
4 Energy Savings
5 Maternity / Paternity Leave
Electronics Assembler – South Africa1
Investment Type: Senior Secured Trade Finance
Structure: Purchase and Repurchase Loan Facility
Loan Commitment Amount2: $11,000,000
Interest Rate3: 13.00%
Sector: Communications Equipment
Collateral Coverage Ratio4: ≥ 1.25X
Primary Impact Objective: Job Creation

With a 2014 GDP of $349.8 billion and a population of approximately 54 million, South Africa is the second largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and 33rd largest in the world.5 During the post-apartheid era (1994-present), South Africa has achieved marked growth in its natural resource, financial, and communications sectors. However, these advances have not equally benefitted all demographic segments of the country.6

To reduce inequality, the South African public and private sectors have collaborated to create a model of inclusive economic growth that empowers previously disadvantaged populations through job creation and training initiatives. TriLinc supports this model by providing capital to established small and medium-sized enterprises in South Africa that are both commercially viable and that seek to improve the livelihoods of their employees and the communities in which they operate.

Between August and October 2015, TriLinc extended two separate trade finance facilities with a total commitment size of up to $9,500,000 to a company that specializes in the production and assembly of electronic components for the telecom, utility metering, and data acquisition industries. The borrower is utilizing TriLinc’s financing to support the expansion of its telecom division through the purchase and import of manufactured cell phone and television components for assembly at the company’s facility outside of Johannesburg. The company’s telecom division employs 200 workers, 95% of whom belong to previously disadvantaged groups, including women, who represent 90% of their labor force.

Upon purchase and import of all component parts, the borrower completes the final assembly of cellular phone products for purchase and distribution to the largest telecom operater in the region. Additionally, the borrower supplies finished television products to a leading South African government telecom agency responsible for promoting universal telecom access and services. Offered at affordable price points, the borrower’s finished cellular phone and television products aim to satisfy the growing demand of South Africa’s lowincome population for access to modern communication and technology.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This borrower and the information presented represents an actual transaction in TriLinc Global Impact Fund.
1) There is no assurance that our investment in the borrower or this market will be successful or will have the desired impact.
2) The current loan commitment amount represents the current amount that is available to the borrower under the agreement. This amount may change over time.
3) Note, this is not a measure of TriLinc’s
investment performance nor is it necessarily indicative of distributions that TriLinc may provide to investors.
4) The collateral coverage ratio is the amount of collateral the borrower must maintain in relation to the total amount outstanding on the facility.
5) The World Bank, World Development Indicators Database, 2015.
6) CIA World Factbook: South Africa. September 2015.
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