The Foundation coordinates support programmes and technical assistance missions aimed at strengthening the operational functioning of the partners it finances.
The African Facility
The African Facility is a project developed in 2013 by the Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation, in pertnership with the French Development Agency (AFD), to support a larger number of rural microfinance institutions in Western and Eastern Africa. This scheme allows the Foundation to provide tailored funding according to specific criteria and procedures, especially in terms of portfolio size, risk, level of debt and operational self-sufficiency.
Solidarity Banker Missions
The "Solidarity Bankers" missions are a new type of international volunteering missions offered to the employees of the Group on behalf of microfinance institutions or impact companies, partners of the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation. Proposed within the framework of the CA Solidaires programme, these missions take place over a ten to fifteen-day period.
Find out more about the missions here after.
Financial inclusion of refugees
The Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have implemented a programme for promoting access to credit for refugees and host communities. The Foundation has been selected to manage the technical assistance and support its partner MFI to develop an offer of products and services suited to refugee needs.
West Africa TA Programme
The West Africa Technical Assistance programme is a two-year programme which aims to support five microfinance institutions in order to facilitate their digital transformation, improve risk management or even strengthen social performance management. This programme is developed in partnership with the EIB and the Government of Luxembourg and will allow the Foundation to support MFIs in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger.