association GRAFE

generation research action & training for the environment

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GRAFE is an association created in 1994. This NGO is specialized in microcredit is not driven by the care for profit. The association tries to fight poverty and prevent rural depopulation in West Africa (Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast) by improving the living conditions of its beneficiaries

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Microfinance

GRAFE looks on a microcredit as a modest loan allowing the support of the individual or collective enterprise for those who are excluded from the classic financial system. Interest rates set by GRAFE are very low. Access to classic credit in drastically limited in Africa, since very few people are wealthy enough to provide the banks with all the required guarantees for a loan.

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ECOSOC / UN

The GRAFE association is an NGO with consultative status at the ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council)


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The activities of GRAFE in Djilor-Djidjack

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The Siné Saloum, the region of the lakes…

Djilor village is located in a loop of a tributary of the Saloum, the backwater of Djior, fifteen kilometers away from the ocean, and five minutes away from Ndangane. Catholics, Muslims and animists are everywhere in harmony. Almost all families are united by links of kinship.


The village of Djilor Djidiack which hardly has more than six hundred inhabitants is however known to all Senegalese: that is indeed the birthplace of the poet-president Léopold Sédar Senghor…

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Near the banks Saloum Sine Typical houses

News:
the GRAFE on the front-page!

Our 2016 annual report is available


In order to support the association, you can order the pictures of the 20 years of the association's calendar


You can also find the travel stories of Marie Graf

Projects and realisations

Punctual project
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objectifs

About

the GRAFE

Download the association's flyer (only available in french)

Summary table of microfinance (only available in french)