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SOS Faim - Action pour le Développement - Belgium
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
SOS Faim - Action pour le Développement - Belgium
Founding year: 
1964
Country: 
Belgium
Total number of staff: 
25
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
6
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 50 and 70%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
 
NGO, Network/Association/Platform
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Marc Mees
Address: 
Rue aux laines 4
B 1000
Brussels
Belgium
Phone: 
+32 (2) 548 0677
Fax: 
+32 (2) 514 4777
Organisation summary
Mission: 

Support to rural poor people in the South through three specific objectives

  • Favourable political and institutional environment for the rural actors and their organisations
  • Access to adapted financial services for the rural people and for agriculture
  • Better performance regarding production, transformation and commercialization by the rural actors
Type of intervention: 
  • Guarantees
  • Subsidies / donations in money
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. research / information dissemination)
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Interest rates and rate caps, Supporting networks and associations, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Value chain development, Post-conflict/disaster microfinance, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Gender
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation, Performance (financial and social), MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recuiting), Strategic planning
Main competences: 
  • Rural microfinance
  • Support to cooperative networks
  • Relation between the offer (MFIs) and the needs (peasants organisations)
Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

More focus on green microfinance and more articulations between peasant organisations and rural finance institutions

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