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- Who we are -

Many people in poor communities are industrious, resourceful and masters of their own destiny. What they need is access to capital and a bit of support.

Our core purpose is to provide both.

We believe that by supporting entrepreneurs, entire communities can work their way out of poverty. ADC is a co-operative charity – members of ADC contribute funds guide how these funds are allocated and used. ADC prides itself on its transparency and accountability to its members.

- What we do -

ADC’s microfinance initiatives offer an opportunity for individuals to break this cycle of poverty through business development.

Most of us take access to credit for granted. Yet it is not accessible to everyone.

Poorer people, especially in developing countries, are generally considered to be highly risky to lend to and therefore struggle to access credit from traditional banks.

Credit is a catalyst for economic growth, which enables innovation and technological advance. A lack of credit means a lack of opportunity, which is prevalent in many countries where the economy is stuck in a low growth cycle with high inflation and unemployment.