Organisation

Alterfin cvba
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Alterfin cvba
Founding year: 
1994
Country: 
Belgium
Total number of staff: 
15
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
8
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 50 and 70%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
 
Financial institution, Cooperative company investing its own capital and managing funds for other institutions
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Ms. Audrey Timmermans
Address: 
Chaussée de Haecht 159
B-1030
Brussels
Belgium
Phone: 
+32 (2) 538 5862
Organisation summary
Mission: 

Alterfin wants to contribute to more human dignity in developing countries by promoting individual and collective economic activities that are initiated locally and that are contributing to a sustainable development. Self-employment, micro-enterprises and SMEs are necessary instruments for achieving this goal. These small entrepreneurs need access to means of production. One of the essential tools for obtaining this access is appropriate financial services that are offered by local, sustainable and transparent organisations.

Alterfin wants to support the development of local financial sustainable services in the South that are oriented towards opportunity-poor groups in society. These financial services are delivered by microfinance institutions (MFI) and by associations of small producers (ASP) or other organisations that are embedded in the same (agricultural) value chain.

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
Asia
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Client protection
  • Intermediate level: Rural finance, Value chain development, Social impact/performance
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments
  • Other themes: Impact and performances studies, Sector mapping
Main competences: 
  • Financing tier 2/3 microfinance institutions 
  • Financing smallholders’ organisations (rural finance)
Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

Sustainable energy financing

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