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Apoyo a Feptach

Detalle del Proyecto



Número de Proyecto


Fecha de aprobación

Enero 26, 1996

Etapa del Proyecto


Tipo de Proyecto

Operación de Préstamo





Instrumento de préstamo

Programa de Empresariado Social & Pequeños Proyectos

Código del instrumento de préstamo




Tipo de establecimiento


Categoría de Impacto Ambiental y Social


Costo Total

USD 500,000.00

Financiamiento de Contrapartida del País

USD 0.00


USD 500,000.00

Información Financiera
Número de Operación Tipo de préstamo Moneda de Referencia Fecha del informe Fecha de Firma del Contrato Fondo Instrumento Financiero
SP/ST-96-03-EC NSG USD - Dólar americano Swedish Fund for Small Projects Traslation not Available
Número de Operación SP/ST-96-03-EC
  • Tipo de préstamo: NSG
  • Moneda de Referencia: USD - Dólar americano
  • Fecha del informe:
  • Fecha de Firma del Contrato:
  • Fondo: Swedish Fund for Small Projects
  • Instrumento Financiero: Traslation not Available
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