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Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN)

est. November 2000

OVERVIEW

Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN)

The Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN) is a regional association of microfinance networks in Africa aimed at creating and strengthening country-level microfinance networks. The AFMIN Secretariat is based in Côte d’Ivoire where AFMIN is legally recognized as an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) pursuant to Ivorian laws. However, because of the political unrest in Côte d’Ivoire, AFMIN temporarily relocated its office to Cotonou in Benin.

OBJECTIVES

AFMIN seeks to provide effective sustainable financial services to Africa’s low-income population by:

  • Supporting national microfinance associations and their MFI members to achieve their mission and objectives
  • Establishing shared performance standards, institutional capacity and policy change
  • Establishing systems and processes for building and sharing knowledge on best practices and innovations in microfinance
  • Helping to improve the microfinance environment in the region and globally