Smallholder producers need an estimated $450B every year in finance.
We're closing the financing gap.Learn how
Our members' investments impact 1.2M farmers each year.
We support rural livelihoods & healthy ecosystems.Learn how
Our research and analytics identify markets with potential
We're catalyzing impact investment opportunitiesLearn how
Join us! Together we will unleash the potential of financial markets for sustainable businesses in the developing world.
FAST is your partner in broadening the reach of sustainable SME finance. Our holistic strategy engages a dynamic group of stakeholders and supports them in their respective roles to scale the sector.
Our lending members are leaders in sustainable SME finance and are committed to creating a positive social, economic and environmental impact on the businesses and communities they serve.
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30 November 2015
Our partner organization CABEI has signed a non-reimbursable technical cooperation agreement with Banco de Desarrollo de El Salvador (BANDESAL) to promote financing for private investment projects.
24 November 2015
The Agriculture Fisheries and Food authority Coffee Directorate held a ceremony to award certificates to those stakeholders who had qualified to use the coffee mark of origin in their products.
16 November 2015
FAST has engaged in developing an online financial platform, called The FAST Access Platform, in which collection, aggregation and analysis of Financial Service Providers (FSPs) and SMEs data can be gathered.
04 November 2015
“We’ve grown in size, we’ve grown in our geographic reach, and we’ve kept true to our social mission.” - David Woods, Managing Director Oikocredit International