African Solidarity Fund (ASF)
The African Solidarity Fund (ASF) is a Multilateral Financial Institution whose mission is to contribute to the economic development and social progress of its African Member States, by facilitating, through its intervention techniques, access to financial resources necessary for the realization of investment projects and other income-generating activities. Its main intervention mechanisms are the Financial Guarantee, the Interest Rate Subsidy and the Refinancing for the Extension or not of the term of loans. It also offers its partners third-party fund management and financing arrangements. The ASF currently has sixteen (16) Member States: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Chad and Togo. Its headquarters are based in Niamey in Niger.