Since 1994, ADA has been working hard to develop the provision of microfinance to populations excluded from the conventional banking circuits. Our action is designed to reinforce both the autonomy and capacities of microfinance institutions (MFIs), professional associations and networks. ADA also assists governments in their efforts to support and structure the microfinance sector at the regional and national level.

With this aim in mind, we can propose and develop specific and innovative microfinance products which have a positive impact on the life of thousands of people, to organise education and training for microfinance professionals working in, and on behalf of, the South, as well as provide advice and support to MFIs in their search for funding. Furthermore, we have taken the decision to be involved in research with a view to anticipating the future needs of the world of microfinance and to gauge the social impact of our actions. Our flexible approach enables us to adapt each project according to the needs of our partners and the realities in the field.

ADA’s head office is in Luxembourg. It manages an annual budget of 10 million EUR and has 43 employees.

ADA enjoys the High Patronage of HRH the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.