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Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 70 and 100%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
NGO, Foundation/trust
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Ms. Maria FRANCO
5 Allée Scheffer
Tel: +33 (0)1 57 72 56 64
Organisation summary

Grameen Crédit Agricole Microcredit Foundation’s mission is to help vulnerable households by facilitating their access to essential goods and services, foremost of which are financial services (microcredit, savings, microinsurance, etc).The Foundation encourages the development of local microfinance institutions and of social businesses in developing countries. It offers them suitable financing, in the form of loans, guarantees or equity investment, as well as technical assistance to support them in their development.

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Guarantees
  • Subsidies / donations in money
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
Countries of intervention: 
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Interest rates and rate caps, Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Rural finance, Microfinance investment vehicules, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Gender
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Performance (financial and social), Ratings and external audits, MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recuiting), Strategic planning, Marketing, Risk management, Management information systems
  • Other themes: Academic research, Impact and performances studies
Main competences: 

We have developed a good expertise in working with Tier 2 and 3 MFIs in rural areas mainly in Africa and Asia, with a focus on social performance management of the MFIs. We have also developed expertise in agricultural microinsurance.

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

Development in supporting social business enterprises and in providing TA to small MFIs.

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