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Mariette Brommelcamp

Mariette Brommelcamp

Young Expert at Simbuka - Tanzania
YEP period 2020 - 2021, batch 18

YEP Role

In my capacity as a Young Expert at Simbuka, I am responsible for all the information flows between the financial institutions in East Africa and the developers and managers in the Netherlands. This includes the following tasks:

  • Training financial institutions how to process agriculture loans: what are the specific characteristics of agriculture loans, how to mitigate risks via the supply chain, what is credit scoring and how will it improve the loan book, …
  • Highlighting the opportunities of financing small holder farmers to financial institutions
  • Creating a network with financial institutions and agriculture organisations and introducing the agriculture loan system to financial institutions in Tanzania
  • Introducing and explaining credit scoring and the impact it has on loan portfolios of financial institutions
  • Knowledge sharing with stakeholders active in financing agriculture and water. Learning from the practices in East-Africa and Tanzania and sharing in the Netherlands how the system can be fine-tuned and improved


  • Banking and microfinance
  • Business development
  • Multi stakeholder partnerships and networking
  • Problem solving in highly dynamic environments
  • Project management
  • Scorecards

Nationality: Dutch
Education: MSc Business Economics with a specialization in Financial Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam; BSc Economics and Business Economics with a minor in Law, Utrecht University


Experience before YEP

Internship at FMO (the Dutch development bank) in the financial institutions department
  • Wrote 2 research studies identifying potential investment opportunities for FMO in the financial sectors of Pakistan and Afghanistan
Internship managing the microfinance program at Kale Uganda
  • Assessed microfinance applications
  • Improved the technical knowledge withing the programme
  • Designed training to improve the business knowledge of lenders
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Organisation: Simbuka
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