BRS is the acronym of the Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation (Belgische Raiffeisenstichting). BRS consists of two organisations: BRS vzw and the cooperative organisation BRS Microfinance Coop. Since its establishment in 1992, the non-profit organisation has worked with microfinancing and microinsurance institutions in Africa, Latin America and Asia through training, coaching and advisory services.
BRS Microfinance Coop was founded in 2012. Since 2016, private partners have been able to join by buying shares. We invest the capital raised in institutions in Africa, Latin America and Asia that provide microcredits to local farmers and entrepreneurs.
Read more about how BRS works here.