is a co-op society whose mission is to contribute to the development of local
financial networks in developing countries that are oriented towards opportunity-poor or oppressed
groups in society. Alterfin provides finance mainly through credit, but also through guarantees and
temporary share participation. Today Alterfin's portfolio amounts to $13.1 million spread over 63
organisations. Alterfin's resources have been used to finance an estimated 18,000 microenterprise
and small business entrepreneurs, including farmers and rural producers.