ECLOF International
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
ECLOF International
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
1 153
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
1 153
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
NGO, Foundation/trust
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mr. Pat Gleeson
Route de Ferney 150
+41 22 791 6312
+41 22 710 2005
Organisation summary

ECLOF’s mission is to promote social justice and human dignity through the provision of microfinance and related services. The priority is to reach out to vulnerable communities, particularly women and rural populations, to enable them to build sustainable livelihoods.

ECLOF International, a foundation established in Switzerland in 1946, acts as the apex institution serving the 19 member network operating in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The network places a particular focus on social performance and shares a common sense of mission, vision and values.

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • 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)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. policy advice / development / lobby)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. networking/ donor / coordination)
Countries of intervention: 
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Client protection, Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector
  • Intermediate level: Rural finance, Value chain development, Post-conflict/disaster microfinance, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Urban finance, Gender, Youth, Health
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Delivery models (group, indiv.), Performance (financial and social), Ratings and external audits, MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recuiting), Strategic planning, Marketing, Graduation of MFIs, Risk management, Management information systems
  • Other themes: Impact and performances studies, Evaluation
Main competences: 
  • Capital / equity investments
  • Financial product development and innovation
  • Performance (financial and social)
  • MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recruiting)
Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

Network-wide social performance reporting, New agricultural loan and training products, Water credit.

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