SIDI (France) is a social investor created in 1983 by the French NGO CCFD-Terre Solidaire (Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development) to extend and diversify its actions in the economic field.
SIDI supports local actors, such as microfinance institutions (MFIs), Producer Organizations (POs) and social businesses that offer services in their communities to populations excluded from traditional economic channels. SIDI operates on two levels: responding to requests for financing (debt, equity, guarantees) and providing support for institutional strengthening (governance, management, strategy, social performance, etc.).
SIDI promotes a finance that fosters a holistic development which is socially and ecologically sustainable, based on values of solidarity, trust, responsability and transparency. SIDI’s shareholders are individuals and institutions that entrust it with resources to carry out activities in exchange for human, social and environmental returns.