Sustainable microfinance for development

30 Years ago, a cereal-bank based on a savings scheme in Dapaong, Northern Togo brought together 450 people in 30 savings' groups.

This research and development-initiated experience has now developed into a rural bank with several millions of euro of assets, 300 employees, and outreach to 60,000 customers.

The initiative runs in collaboration with a Flemish NGO (Vredeseilanden).


Prof. Patrick Van Damme