SEF-ZAF
Mission:
To work aggressively towards the elimination of poverty by reaching the poor and very poor with a range of financial services to enable them to realise their potential.
Background and Main Challenges: 
The Small Enterprise Foundation is a non-profit NGO which began operations in 1992. The aim of SEF is to work towards elimination fo poverty and unemployment. This is accomplished through two programs, the Micro-Credit program(MCP) and Tshomisano Credit program. MCP focuses on existing, but ... Read more
Country: 
P.O. Box 212
Tzaneen
850
South Africa
Phone: 
27 15 307 5837
Fax: 
27 15 307 2977
Email: 
info [at] sef [dot] co [dot] za
Website: 
Main Funding Sources: 
Loans
Products and Services: 
Loans
Products: 
SEF employs a group-based lending methodology patterned after the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh. Potential members form themselves into groups of five, which are rigorously tested before they are officially recognized. Upon recognition groups are eligible to apply for loans, which they ... Read more
Services Provided: 
Education
Looking for (Investment Types): 
Loans in Local Currency
Capacity-Building Grants
Donations
Guarantees
% Operations Comprised by MF: 
91 - 100
Date established: 
Jan 1 1991
FYE: 
30-Jun
Regulated: 
yes

Certifications

Partnerships

Current
Name Relationship
AMFISA Network Affiliation
Hivos-Triodos Fund Funding
Oikocredit Funding
Triodos Fair Share Fund Funding
Triodos-Doen Foundation Funding
Former
Name Relationship
INAFI Network Affiliation

At a glance

  • Assets
  • Gross Loan Portfolio
  • Equity

Contacts

  • Esido Mushwana
    Research & Development Manager
    esido [dot] mushwana [at] sef [dot] co [dot] za
    27 15 307 5837
  • John de Wit
    Managing Director
    john [at] sef [dot] co [dot] za