Organisation

Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid
Founding year: 
2000
Country: 
Netherlands
Total number of staff: 
253
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
14
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 0 and 20%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
 
NGO, Foundation/trust
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Ms. Resi Janssen
Address: 
PO BOX 16440
NL-2500 BK
The Hague
Netherlands
Phone: 
+31 (0)70 3136649
Fax: 
+31 (70) 313 6451
Organisation summary
Mission: 

Cordaid investments enable entrepreneurial poor to have access to finance. The Cordaid investment fund is aligned with the Cordaid objectives as a development organisation, but has its own financial and social objectives that do recognise the interest of the investees, the investors, and, last but not least the ultimate clients.  Investments need to be socially responsible and show a clear social return, next to a financial return. Cordaid uses a social performance assessment tool.  

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Guarantees
  • Subsidies / donations in money
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
Asia
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Interest rates and rate caps, Client protection, Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector
  • Intermediate level: Rural finance, Microfinance investment vehicules, Post-conflict/disaster microfinance, Social impact/performance, Urban finance, Gender, Health
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Performance (financial and social), Risk management, Management information systems
Main competences: 
  • Rural and agricultural finance
  • Social microfinance
Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

Set up new fund(s) in health care.