Present in Cambodia since 2005, Madagascar since 2008 and India since 2013, the 1001fontaines association seeks to improve the health of poor people in isolated rural areas on a long-term basis by enabling them to produce clean water locally that is safe to drink. This is done using an entrepreneurial model. Its initiative now allows almost 200 000 people, including 60 000 children, to consume safe drinking water.
BenevoLab offers all its services to stakeholders in the Microfinance and Social Solidarity Economy (SSE). The association maintains close relationships with its partners:
The French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge was created in 1985 to face an emergency situation and help the Cambodian population in refugee camps at the Thaï border.
In 1995, Agir pour le Cambodge, evolved towards development programs with the mission to alleviate poverty and human trafficking though education and vocational training programs.
Created in 2002, Sala Baï is a free Hotel School based in Siem Reap, Cambodia, at the door of the Angkor Archeological site. Since then, Sala Baï Hotel School has trained more than 1100 young Cambodians coming from underpriviledged families. Each year, the school, trains free of charge, 100 young disadvantaged Cambodians with a priority to girls (70%) to the four main professions of the hospitality industry: restaurant waiter/waitress, cook, receptionist & housekeeping attendants.
During 12 months, the school covers all the training fees (lessons, school supplies, books, uniforms), and daily expenses (accommodations, food, bicycle, insurance and medical expenses) for the students.
Save in the North to Invest in the South” – that is the aim of Cofides Nord-Sud, an organization created in 1995 by two associations, Peuples Solidaires and Terre des Hommes France, and structured since 2012 as a public interest cooperative company (Société Coopérative d’Intérêt Collectif (SCIC)).
Cofides Nord-Sud is a surety company that stands as guarantor for small entrepreneurs in countries of the South. A state-approved Solidarity Company, it works mainly with MicroFinance Institutions in western Africa for the benefit of people excluded from the traditional banking system (women, young workers, small farmers …). A member of Finansol, Cofides Nord-Sud proposes solidarity savings products to its members, who are mostly private and institutional investors.
Cofides Nord-Sud, in partnership with SIAD (Service International d’Appui au Développement) since 2007, also provides assistance through financial training for project initiators from the African community.
Entrepreneurs du Monde is a French association of international solidarity. It takes action with people in 11 developing countries through local programmes and partners. It thus enables thousands of women and men in extremely precarious circumstances to improve their living conditions. Its actions are focused on three priorities: social microfinance, social entrepreneurship and the creation of very small enterprises.
Belgian association whose aim is to contribute to the development of countries in the Southern hemisphere by supplying the services of voluntary experts for short, one-off missions. The interventions must enable the local backers to overcome a technical, organizational or managerial difficulty.
The FADEV is a solidarity investment funds linked to a crowdfunding plateform aimed for supporting social entreprenors in Africa.
FIE Gran Poder is an Argentinean MFI that heads a network of a dozen branches in the Buenos Aires area and in Northern Argentina (Salta). Its microcredit activity focuses on economically disadvantaged people, “barrios” working on a self-employed basis, principally in the textile workshops that constitute the main economic activity in these regions.
The FIG is a a non-profit guarantee fund based in Geneva. Its main mission is to help Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and agriculture cooperatives in the developing world (Southern countries) to obtain local currency loans by providng them with bank guarantees. Since its creation in 1996, FIG has issued over USD 53 million in guarantees, enabling USD 212 million to be mobilized in favour of 260 000 micro-entrepreneurs.
The Foundation supports young entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa and Magagascar by granting them loans on trust (with zero interest rates). The projects backed must be integrated into the local fabric in Africa, respect the environment and, if possible, be innovative and create jobs.
The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation was created in 2008 at the initiative of Crédit Agricole SA, in partnership with Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize 2006. The Foundation received an endowment of €50 million from Crédit Agricole SA. to fulfil its mission of fighting poverty and financial exclusion in developing and emerging countries by promoting microfinance institutions and social businesses.
As of today, it supports 41 partner microfinance institutions and 12 social businesses in 24 countries for a total of EUR 38 million in commitments. Partner microfinance institutions of the Foundation serve 2.6 million active borrowers, 84% of them women. 80% of these final beneficiaries live in rural areas and 24% of them are located in Sub-Saharan Africa.