Official launch of the new European solidarity financing fund for Africa, FEFISOL II !

SIDI is pleased to announce the launch of the new FEFISOL II fund, dedicated to financing African rural microfinance institutions and African agricultural entities sourcing from small-holder farmers, with a first closing of 22.5 million euros and a technical support envelope of 1 million euros. The FEFISOL II Fund is designed to respond to the crucial issues of financing vulnerable populations in

Read 31 May 2022

[Webinar] Impact study of a SIDI partner in South Africa, SEF

Webinar on the results of the impact study conducted with the Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF), an MFI dedicated to women Take part in the webinar on June the 3rd from 10am to 12pm, with speakers of the SEF institution, which SIDI has been supporting since 2017, and of the consultants’ team. SEF is a socially-oriented microfinance institution in the

Read 24 May 2022

New shareholder in ACEP Burkina : SIDI acquires 20% equity stake

Today, ACEP Burkina is the second largest microfinance institution (MFI) in Burkina Faso by portfolio size and outreach: more than 32,000 active clients, 23% of whom are women, and over 15,000 borrowers. It focuses mainly on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. With this acquisition, SIDI wishes to strengthen its commitment to the development of inclusive finance in Africa and more

Read 23 May 2022

Fair Trade Lebanon, a long-standing partner of SIDI, launches the Terroirs du Liban sales website

Terroirs du Liban is the ethical brand developed by the Fair Trade Lebanon association to distribute products from its network of rural cooperatives and small-scale producers in Lebanon

. The Fair Trade Lebanon (FTL) association – as well as its commercial branch Fair Trade and Tourism Lebanon (FTTL), in which SIDI is a founding shareholder as a continuation of the partnership initiated with

Read 25 April 2022

Focus on technical assistance to African rural actors

The FEFISOL fund was set up in 2011 by SIDI and its partners. In addition to its financial support, it proposes a technical assistance (TA) facility to African rural players. After conducting some 140 TA projects in Africa, SIDI and Alterfin are set to launch a second fund in 2022, with the aim of further deepening its social and environmental approach to the

Read 10 December 2021

Le Prix international des Grands Prix de la Finance Solidaire pour ECAM !

La coopérative de producteurs de cacao ECAM, partenaire de la SIDI, remporte le prix International lors de la 12ème édition des Grands Prix de la Finance Solidaire organisée par FAIR-Finansol et le journal Le Monde. Une récompense hautement méritée pour cette coopérative ivoirienne exemplaire tant au niveau de son impact social qu’environnemental.

Assata Doumbia, productrice et présidente de la coopérative : « je

Read 10 November 2021

VAHATRA et ECAM nommés pour les Grands Prix de la Finance Solidaire !

Chaque année, FAIR et le journal Le Monde s’associent pour décerner les Grands Prix de la finance solidaire. Cette année, pour la 12ème édition, deux partenaires de la SIDI sont nommés dans la catégorie Prix international : la coopérative cacaoyère ECAM en Côte d’Ivoire et Vahatra, institution de micro-finance sociale malgache.

A Madagascar, l’association Vahatra – racines en malgache -, a

Read 13 October 2021