Access to microloans and social protection

 
 
Organization

Inter Aide

Country

Madagascar

Thematic area

Access to economic resources

Duration

2013-2015

 
 
  • Interview for the granting of microloans and health insurance.
    Interview for the granting of microloans and health insurance.
  • Thanks to the loan this women was able to develop her craft workshop.
    Thanks to the loan this women was able to develop her craft workshop.

The context

In Madagascar, 92% of the 23 million inhabitants live below the poverty line and do not have access to a system of social protection. The country and its people are also highly vulnerable to climate risks and natural disasters.

Access to microcredit is one of the only available alternatives to sustain and develop economic activities, often informal, led by women, to strengthen their capacity and empower them to meet these challenges.

 
 

The project

The project aimed to sustainably improve the living conditions of disadvantaged people living in urban and peri-urban municipalities of Antsirabe and Mahajanga by giving them access to microcredit and mutual health insurance.

 
 

The support

Fondation CHANEL committed to helping Inter Aide support more than 15,000 women. In addition, the Foundation supported the organization in the development of a structured gender approach for its future projects. Inter Aide also benefited from direct technical assistance in human resources to improve its recruitment practices and tools.

The results

  • More than 28,000 loans were granted for the creation or development of income-generating activity.
  • 75% of the beneficiaries of these loans were women.
  • In a context where social protection is totally lacking, 7,554 families obtained health insurance under this project.
  • The family support provided led to an improvement in the education and housing conditions of more than 3,000 families.

 
 

The partner

Inter Aide is a humanitarian organization that aims to reinforce the capacities of vulnerable populations to allow them to participate in improving living conditions in their communities.

 
 
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