Who we are
Fineline Systems & Management Ltd is a leading Economic Development Consulting firm with specialization in Institutional Appraisal; Market Research; Organisation Development (OD); Capacity building and Institutional strengthening; Product development; Micro-finance; and Business Development Services (BDS).
Established in Kenya in 1997, Fineline is now one of the few consulting firms in Africa that is dedicated to the development and growth of micro-finance industry and the small and micro enterprise sectors in the region. While most of Fineline’s clients have been financial NGOs and international development organizations supporting the micro-finance and small business development sectors, the company is increasingly providing market-driven business development services with a focus on market linkages, training and technical support to the SACCOs and the private sector micro-finance and business development services.
The firm is specialized in providing market-driven business development services and in strategic advice, technical assistance, and training to institutions involved in micro-finance and small enterprise development, all with the goal of enabling the institutions to become sustainable, innovative, and more efficient in their role. Fineline is also committed to providing solutions to micro-finance institutions and Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs) by developing appropriate tools and innovative ideas.
In Kenya alone, Fineline has managed four market linkage projects for smallholder fruit farmers in Embu/Meru Districts and in Lamu supported by Kenya BDS. Fineline has also developed long term business plans for nine SACCOs, including KUSCCO itself, which is the Apex umbrella cooperative union for urban SACCOs in the country, and provided market research for new product development and refinement for ten SACCOs including the Cooperative Bank of Kenya, which is also a technical support organization for SACCOs in Kenya.
We see our mission as that of creating and developing new knowledge and information, transferring it to institutions as well as individuals that increase or help majority of the low income persons to create wealth. We also believe in a world free from poverty and injustices. Our vision is to be a technical service provider of choice for sustainable poverty solutions in Africa and beyond.