Corporate profile of Berendina Micro Investments Company Ltd

Berendina Microfinance Institute (BMI), was established in May 2007 and was promoted by Berendina Stitching; a Dutch Trust which operated since 1992 having its headquarters in the Netherlands. BMI is a nonprofit company registered under Companies Act number 7 of 2007 as a company limited by guarantee in Sri Lanka (Registration Number: GL 9).  The other sister organizations of the Berendina Group, named ‘Berendina Development Services (BDS) remains the arm for the organization’s social development work. Both BMI and BDS were restructured from the operations of Berendina Foundation an INGO which was operated in Sri Lanka since 1992, and now operate as two separate entities.

BMI envisions to “Create an empowered, equitable society where poverty does not exist” while the Mission is  focused on “Ensuring that the poor have access to quality microfinance and enterprise development services at the lowest possible cost, ensuring a prosperous  future for this sector of society”. As an Organization, BMI focusing primarily on the impoverished, where their key objective is to provide the necessary financial and non-financial assistance to poor communities in order to uplift their standard of living. The services offered by BMI can be classified in to two main categories, namely the provision of Micro Credit and Enterprise Development Services (EDS).

BMI adopts a triple bottom line approach in its operational and administrative functions, which encompasses social performance management with organizational sustainability along with emphasis on environmental protection and sustainability as key organizational objectives. BMI currently operates a total of 18 branches, spread across six districts in the country.

Geographical Coverage Kegalle & Kandy – Yatiyanthota, Bulathkohupitiya, Dehiowita, Galigamuwa, Mawanella; Anuradhapura – Thirappane, Ipologama, Manupa, Kahatagasdigiliya; Nuwara Eliya – Ginigathhena, Dickoya, Ragala, Kothmale; Trincomalee – Trincomalee, Serunuwara, Kuchchaweli, Thambalagamam; Batticaloa – Valachchenai
Head Office Address 44/03, 3rd Floor, Narahenpita Road, Nawala, Rajagiriya
Telephone +94 11 4367632, 4367641, 4380830, 4209677
Fax +94 11 4209677
Key Contact Person Mr. Charith Fernando
Designation General Manager
Telephone/Mobile +94 714809224