Responsible Finance through Local Leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa
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The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. As one of the largest, independent foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion in order to alleviate poverty. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by MasterCard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information, please visit
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Association of Microfinance Institutions in Uganda (AMFIU)
The Association of Microfinance Institutions in Uganda (AMFIU) is an umbrella organization of MFIs in Uganda. AMFIU was founded in November 1996 with the mission to enhand the sustainable delivery of inclusive microfinance services in Uganda. AMFIU is a member‐founded and member‐owned institution.For more information, visit www.amfiu.org.ug
Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR)
The Association of Micro Finance Institutions in Rwanda, AMIR was created in June 2007. It is the umbrella body for microfinance institutions in Rwanda that seeks to build capacity in the microfinance industry in the country. For more information visit www.amir.org.rw/home.
Consortium Alafia (Benin)
The National Association of Microfinance Practitioners Benin (Consortium ALAFIA) was established on March 10, 2000. A professional association, the Consortium serves its community of microfinance practitioners by promoting the exchange of experiences and know-how, research, financial and technical complementarities. The Consortium's vision is for microfinance institutions to become more efficient in order to contribute effectively to sustainable microenterprise development and poverty reduction in Benin. For more information visit www.alafianetwork.org.
Association Professionnelle des Systèmes Financiers Décentralisé du Côte d’Ivoire (APSFD - CI)
The APSFD-CI was founded in 1998. As a structure of promotion of the microfinance sector in Côte d’Ivoire, APSFD-CI aims to sustain and contribute to the professionalization of microfinance institutions by promoting performance standards, codes of conduct, and the exchange of best practices among its members. For more information, please visit http://www.apsfd.ci
Association Professionnelle des Systèmes Financiers Décentralisé du Sénégal (APSFD - Sénégal)
The APSFD- Sénégal was established in 1996. As a professional association its main goal is the attainment of the professionalization of the microfinance sector in Senegal. The association strives to develop a sector that is innovative, integrated with the financial sector, inclusive, and able to meet legal requirements. Good governance and the adoption of client protection principles are paramount for the APSFD- Sénégal.
Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network (GHAMFIN)
The Ghana MFI Action Research Network (MFIARN) was registered with eight founding members in 1998. The name was changed to GHAMFIN in 2000. GHAMFIN seeks to bring together microfinance institutions, business development service providers and research persons who have an interest in the growth and development of Ghana’s microfinance industry. GHAMFIN’s main objective is to initiate and facilitate a process to address constraints faced by its members in the promotion and financing of low-income micro-entrepreneurs. For more information visit www.ghamfin.org.
Association Professionnelle des Systèmes Financiers Décentralisé du Burkina Faso (APSFD - BF)
The APSFD-BF was established in 2002. It is a network of decentralized financial systems based in Burkina Faso. Its mission
is to defend the interests of its members and to promote the strengthening of their capabilities and organizational structures. For more information, please visit http://www.apsfd-burkina.bf/.