Organisation

Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Recherches et Applications de Financements Alternatifs au Développement
Founding year: 
1985
Country: 
Switzerland
Total number of staff: 
3
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
3
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
100%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
 
NGO, Foundation/trust
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Alain Vergeylen
Address: 
Rue de Varembé, 1
CH 1211
Geneva 20
Switzerland
Phone: 
+41 (22) 733 5073
Fax: 
+41 22 734 70 83
Organisation summary
Mission: 

RAFAD's MISSION is to advise, support and provide a framework for local organizations in Southern countries to help small and micro-businesses, become self-sustainable.

SPECIAL FOCUS is placed on financial Litaracy to prevent beneficiaries to fall into over-indebtedness.

Type of intervention: 
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
  • Recherches et Applications de Financements Alternatifs au Développement.
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Client protection, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Rural finance, Social impact/performance, Gender
  • Micro level: Financial Literacy.
  • Other themes: Financial Literacy.
Main competences: 

RAFAD has developed a Financial Literacy program that is focused on 3 modules (debt, budget and savings), with a methodology based on training for trainers for application of the program on the field for the final beneficiaries.

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

Client protection based on Smart Campaign principles.