ABOUT US

Mission

Microcrédit Montréal’s mission is to fight poverty and exclusion through an innovative approach: community-based microcredit. Microcrédit Montréal seeks to democratize financing through the participation of a network of investors and borrowers to promote an inclusive and prosperous society.

All capital retained by Microcrédit Montréal in our loan fund is composed entirely of social impact investments made by members of the community with the common goal of fueling socio-economic development in Montréal.

Our Values

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Fair and equal access to credit

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Trust in the potential of every human being

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Leveraging the economic potential of communities

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Creating opportunities for those who are excluded

EVERY CITIZEN HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY

Since its inception, Microcrédit Montréal has understood that in order to combat poverty and exclusion, we must create more opportunities for all individuals, an objective requiring the collaboration of the whole community.

Microcrédit Montréal uses the investments made by citizens and groups in the community to offer microcredit to vulnerable populations. This investment gives individuals the chance to develop to their potential and contribute to Montréal’s economic and social fabric.

A global approach

Microcrédit Montréal is there for those who don’t have equal opportunities as a consequence of institutional barriers. Our philosophy is all-encompassing: the individual is placed at the heart of our intervention, with their experience and ideas approached with respect and integrity. The confidence that we place in our loans to people who face these systemic barriers allows them to take charge of their future with dignity.

Together to build a more inclusive and prosperous society

Microcrédit Montréal, with its mission and know-how, is a facilitator for change connecting marginalized people, investors, volunteers, academic institutions, students, organizations, and decision-makers from all backgrounds. Our goal is to create a network of committed citizens who will catalyze systemic change and create initiatives for the prosperity of the local economy, to benefit all.

MICROCRÉDIT MONTRÉAL depuis 1990

OUR TEAM

Indu Krishnamurthy

Executive Director

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Tamara Kvintradze

Following-up Advisor, Partnerships Manager

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Florence Lardanchet

Entrepreneurship Coordinator

514 843-7296 poste 225

Xiomara Sandino

Credit Advisor, Digital Transformation Manager

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Jacqueline Bazompora

Training and Skills development Manager

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Meriem Mamouni

Administration and Communication Agent

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Martha Remache

Credit Advisor, Portfolio Management Manager

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Laurie McQueen

President
Lawyer, KRB Lawyers

Christophe Goffoz

Vice-president
President, Divergent Capital

Pierre Marc Tremblay

Secretary, Treasurer
Owner, PACINI

Bouchra M’zali

Administrator
Professor, UQAM, ESG

Michel Filion

Administrator
Recruitement and Marketing Director
EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal

Indu Krishnamurthy

Administrator
Executive Director, Microcrédit Montréal

Eric Krause

Administrator
Investment Manager
Desjardins Capital

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Eric Krause

Committee Chair

Marianna Levesque

Bachir Ouattara

Wetsphalie Charles

Simon Desharnais

Sergio De La Cruz

Chantal Goffoz

Amelie Faubert

Josée Desjardins

Fatoumata Fofana

Jean-Philippe Rioux

30th Anniversary Advisory Committee

Helen Fotopulos

Event godmother
Ex-mayor of Plateau Mont-Royal

Marie-Eve Chaume

Chaume Communications

Nathalie d'Escrivain

Marketing & Digital transformation

Ruben Antoine

Tulett, Mathews & Associates

Sandy Safi

Co-founder of Dîner en Blanc

Tara Baswani

Creative Strategist, Lembas.ca

Me Marie Senécal-Tremblay

Citizenship judge