SOS Faim is a non-governmental organization founded in 1964 in response to an incitation by the FAO (The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization). SOS FAIM is active both in the developing and in the industrialised coutries. In the former, its objective is to raise the capacity of rural populations to improve their living standards and to better control their own future. In the latter, through information programs, it works towards raising the awareness level of the public about the problems and predicaments of those populations.As a result of the importance of microfinance in SOS Faim’s program, the NGO became shareholder as well as a basic partner of Alterfin. SOS Faim is also seating Alterfin’s credit committee and Board of Directors. SOS Faim Luxembourg is also shareholder of Alterfin.