IDB Invest proposes a one-year working capital loan of up to US$5 million, renewable on a yearly basis for up to three additional years. Companex S.A. ("Companex", or the "Company") will use IDB Invest’s resources to finance working capital to import merchandise. This will allow the Company to free and subsequently allocate local working capital to expand access to credit (amounts and terms) to its customers. Companex's client base includes more than 19,000 small grocery stores. IDB Invest is working with the Company and other counterparts within the IDB Group to optimize the credit lending system to such stores. Strengthening the credit system would also include training modules for stores to optimize the management of their commercial activity.