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Unconditionally Accredited

About Adie

Adie is a French not-for-profit organisation, the first micro-credit institution in France, but also in Western Europe. 

Adie uses microfinance to provide wide access to credit, more precisely to the people and communities who are financially excluded and/or under-privileged. Adie allows individuals who are excluded from the labor market to create their own profitable jobs and regain independence and dignity.

Adie was created in 1989 by Maria Nowak who adapted to France the principle of Microcredit. This financial mechanism is inspired by the Grameen Bank created in Bangladesh by Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006 and has been widely proven in developing countries, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Today, millions of people around the world live off their work through this type of funding.

Contact details

139, Bd de Sébastopol,

Success stories

Ghaees Alshorbajy


“Financing with Adie was quick and easy. Today, I am very happy, because this project is my choice. It’s an activity that makes sense to me.”

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Other Members

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TechnoServe South Africa

South AfricaUnconditionally Accredited


NetherlandsUnconditionally Accredited

Palestine for Credit and Development – FATEN


Those who make it possible

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Argidius Foundation

Argidius Foundation

Standard Chartered Foundation

Standard Chartered Foundation

Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

Worshipful Company of Management Consultants

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