Organisation

Blue Rhino Consult BV
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Blue Rhino Consult BV
Founding year: 
2003
Country: 
Netherlands
Total number of staff: 
4
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
4
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 70 and 100%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
 
Consultants and support services (such as rating, IT or law firms), Researchers, Reseach institute
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Jesse Bloemendaal
Address: 
Lange Smeestraat 55
3511PV
Utrecht
Netherlands
Phone: 
+31 (30) 2762 825
Organisation summary
Mission: 

Since 2003, Blue Rhino is facilitating and promoting financial service provision to SMEs in rural areas in Southern and East Africa. We have a strong track record in enhancing affordable and appropriate access to finance for farmers and agro-entrepreneurs not easily reached by established microfinance institutions and banks.

We have identified a key challenge for African countries: Achieving economic growth and efficient use of natural resources while preventing costly environmental degration and climate change. We aim for bio-diverse production systems with sustainable links to local, regional and international markets.

We build public-private partnerships, creating win-win situations for people, the environment and businesses. We develop business models that provide return on private investments, but also secure the living of local communities. We tailor our services to the demand of our clients, targeting financial service providers, donors, business support organisations and (private) investors.

Type of intervention: 
  • Consultancy work
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Value chain development, Business development services, Ultra poor programs
  • Micro level: Financial product development and innovation, Delivery models (group, indiv.), Strategic planning
  • Other themes: Sector mapping, Evaluation
Main competences: 

Main focus on Eastern and Southern Africa. Community based finance solutions, Rural finance, Value chain development and business development

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