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
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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 member financial institutions 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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20 July 2016
AXiiS extends an invitation to partners working with SMEs in need of finance as well as FSPs that wish to join the leading impact investment network.
18 July 2016
In collaboration with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), FAST is executing a project to facilitate access to finance for SMEs producing cocoa in El Salvador as part of the El Salvador Cacao Alliance.
11 July 2016
FAST has partnered with IICA on an initiative to support APP Beneficiary Organizations. Together they aim to improve access to finance for agricultural SMEs in order to foster rural development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
04 July 2016
FAST is working hard on its regional projects, such as the Tanzania Local Enterprise Development (T-LED) project in collaboration with CUSO International.