Organisation

Babyloan
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Babyloan
Founding year: 
2008
Country: 
France
Total number of staff: 
8
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
3
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
100%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
 
Social business; microfinance crowdfunding platform
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mrs. Cristina Alvarez
Address: 
32 rue Tronchet
75009
Paris
France
Phone: 
+33 (1) 7116 2127
Fax: 
+33 (1) 7116 1629
Organisation summary
Mission: 

Babyloan’s mission is to defend and promote a social, inclusive form of microfinance, centered on a fair, efficient support to the initiatives of the populations in its countries of action, by providing innovative and affordable financial solutions for socially-oriented small and medium sized MFIs.

 Our main objectives are to help our partner MFIs to increase their loan portfolio, expand their outreach, and ultimately lower the interest rates charged to their clients. 

Type of intervention: 
  • Loans
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
Asia
Europe
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Prudential regulation, Client protection, Supporting networks and associations, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Post-conflict/disaster microfinance
  • Micro level: Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Performance (financial and social)
Main competences: 

 

Since its creation in 2008, Babyloan has developed an expertise on the topic of the  prudential regulation of the French and European crowdfunding sectors.

With its growing focus on environmental microfinance, our microfinance team is also developing specific knowledge on green microfinance related topics.

Finally, two employees of Babyloan’s have been trained to conduct SPI 4 social performance evaluations and hence encourage and help MFIs to improve their practices. 

 

 

Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

Babyloan’s main goals for the year to come are to deepen its involvement in environmental microfinance by creating specific tools dedicated to the funding of the sector, as well as to deepen its presence in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. 

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