Organisation

Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
BRS - Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation
Founding year: 
1992
Country: 
Belgium
Total number of staff: 
6
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
6
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
100%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
 
NGO (foundation/trust), Financial institution (investment fund), Provider of technical assistance and training to MFIs in the field of microfinance and microinsurance
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Kurt Moors
Address: 
Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 15
3000
Leuven
Belgium
Website:
Phone: 
+32 (16) 27 9643
Fax: 
+32 (16) 27 9691
Organisation summary
Mission: 

Working together on microfinance and microinsurance.

 

BRS supports microfinance and microinsurance projects in the South to help sustainably improve the quality of life of the poorer population in the South.
Not merely with cash, but more specifically with advice and in a dialogue with the stakeholders.

Type of intervention: 
  • Subsidies / donations in money
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Capacity building (focused on all MFI’s)
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Microfinance investment vehicules, Social impact/performance, Gender, Youth
  • Micro level: Financial product development and innovation, Performance (financial and social), Strategic planning, Marketing, Risk management, Management information systems
Main competences: 

Tools and training on KPIs for microfinance and microinsurance (see also www.microfact.org)

The Microfinance Lunch Break is a biannual event in Brussels to keep the financial sector in Belgium up to date with news from the world of microfinance and microinsurance.
Read more:http://www.microfinancelunchbreak.be/