SIDI, International Solidarity for Development and Investment, is a social business recognised as such by the French authorities. Created in 1983 by the French NGO CCFD-Terre Solidaire, SIDI strives to contribute to the building of a more inclusive economy, which would give poor populations from Southern and Western countries a chance.
SIDI promotes the financial inclusion of vulnerable populations, thus turning finance into an adapted tool, by strengthening a network of local actors of economic development, such as:
• Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) which tailor their services for populations excluded from traditional banking, especially in rural areas,
• Producers’ Organisations (POs) working to secure and increase the small-scale farmers’ revenues
• Promoters of community-based financing. SIDI contributes to the strengthening of its partners, and thus to the durability of their clients, by providing them with technical assistance and/or financial support.