The number-one partner
for small businesses.

See Baobab in action

Baobab is a financial services group with operations in eight countries on the African continent and one province of China. Via its subsidiaries, Baobab provides financial services to half a million small businesses, fulfilling its mission of broadening access to finance among those underserved by traditional banks. Our global range of products includes micro-loans, savings solutions, transaction and daily banking services as well as innovative banking products like mobile payments, buy-now-pay later plans and digital nano loans. 

Our 4,000 team members work together to make financial services more accessible, inclusive and transparent.

Key figures


Loans Originated

in 2022

1,032  Billion

disbursed to our customers

in 2022


Active Customers


Female Customers

Our impact

Despite the challenges of 2022, the Baobab Group emerged with excellent performance. 

Discover the 2022 impact report.

Meet our entrepreneurs

Baobab+ client

« I am very happy and satisfied with the Biolite 620 which is a quality product especially in terms of autonomy. Darkness and insecurity are now...

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« In 2018, I contacted Baobab for the financial services offered, adapted to micro entrepreneurs. In the same year, I obtained my first loan which allowed...

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IFC and Baobab Group strengthen partnership

July 25, 2023

IFC today announced a new partnership with Groupe Baobab to improve the delivery of financial services to unserved and underserved entrepreneurs, including micro, small and...

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Press release Baobab – June 2023

June 9, 2023

Baobab Group was delighted to host its Annual Results Press Conference for the year 2022 on Friday, June 9th in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Philip SIGWART,...

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Baobab Senegal x Wave Senegal Partnership

December 15, 2022

Since December 2022, Baobab Senegal has entered into a partnership with Wave, a leading mobile money provider in Africa. As part of this partnership, Baobab’s...

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