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RAFAD is a private international foundation based in Geneva (Switzerland), founded in 1985.
Its role is to advise, support and provide a framework for local organizations in Southern countries to help small and micro-businesses, become self-sustainable.

This target group includes associations of farmers, women, traditional fishermen, independent artisans, small businesses, savings and loan groups, microfinance institutions (MFI's), etc.

Today, almost three billion people live on less than 3 dollars per day. Only 6% of micro-businesses have access to credit, despite their activities being an important contribution to economic development in terms of income, jobs, health and children's education.

The RAFAD Foundation promotes access to financial services for small and micro-businesses, cooperatives and associations by engaging local human, institutional and financial resources.


Fondation RAFAD - C.P. 117 - Rue de Varembé, 1 - CH-1211 Genève 20 - Switzerland / Phone: +41 22 733 50 73 - Fax: +41 22 734 70 83