Cordaid Foundation

Cordaid Foundation is the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid, with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Cordaid is inspired by compassion, solidarity and subsidiarity. Its mission is to reduce fragility and the vulnerability of people where it is most needed and most difficult: in fragile and conflict-affected societies. Cordaid is a founding member of Caritas Internationalis.

Cordaid Investment Management B.V

Cordaid Investment Management B.V., the asset management branch of Cordaid Foundation, demonstrates that it is possible to create scalable and sustainable social impact in fragile contexts. We invest in Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) that offer inclusive finance to micro entrepreneurs. We also invest in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that have limited or no financial alternatives. Cordaid Investments uses a mix of instruments: patient capital (equity and subordinated debt) and senior debt including loans with longer maturities. We harness social returns throughout our investment processes and we pride ourselves of being forward thinking when it comes to measuring social impact and designing social performance indicators and assessment tools.

Cordaid Investments manages a portfolio of EUR 70 million. We have over 70 investees in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our team consists of 22 professionals from both the world of banking and development aid.

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Funding Figures

To get insight in the general funding activities of Cordaid related to inclusive finance, consult the NpM Funding Figures page