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The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institution (AEMFI) is pleased to announce the 8th Bi-Annual Microfinance Conference to be held from  October 22-24, 2014 in Hawassa. 

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Publications of AEMFI

Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) publishes conference proceedings, occasional papers, bulletins and journals on a wide variety of issues in the microfinance sector.

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Why Social Performance Management is important

By managing both their social and financial performance MFIs can be effective in achieving their social and financial performance MFIs can be effective in achieving their social mission and growing into sustainable businesses.

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The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) was formed as a non-for-profit, non-governmental association of the Ethiopian microfinance institutions as defined by Proclamation No. 40/1996 under which microfinance institutions in Ethiopia are regulated by the National Bank of Ethiopia.

It was registered and licensed as such on 28th June, 1999 by the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Government of Ethiopia.

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Latest news

AEMFI hosted the12th AFMIN Conference & General Assembly- Oct 16-19, 2013

AEMFI successfully hosted the 12th AFMIN Annual Conference and General Assembly from October 16-19, 2013 held at the Africa Union Conference Center in Addis Ababa. The African Microfinance Networks (AFMIN), network of microfinance institutions representing 25 African countries organized the conference. The main theme of the conference was"Inclusive Finance for Inclusive Growth and Transformation in Africa". The main objective of the conference was to bring together microfinance practitioners, development partners, technology providers and policy makers discuss the future expansion of inclusive finance in Africa.

AFMIN poster for news release

The conference featured a welcome speech from the following:

  • AtoTekleweyniAssefa, board chairman of AEMFI,
  • Dr. WoldayAmeha, CEO of AEMFI,
  • Mr. OusmaneThiongane, chairman of AFMIN and
  • Mr. Davy Serge Azakpame, CEO of AFMIN

Mr. MakarimiAdechoubou, head of the regional office for Africa, UNCDF gave a keynote speech.

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AEMFI inaugurated its G+4 new multipurpose building

AEMFI inaugurated its G+4 new multipurpose building on April 29, 2011. The board chairman of AEMFI, Ato Teklewoni Asefa, officially inaugurated the new multipurpose building.aemfi-building-1

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AEMFI in Social Performance Task Force Meeting


In June 2010, AEMFI participated in the annual conference of social performance task force in Bern, Switzerland. At this conference, global, regional and national networks met to share experiences and concerns, gave up-dates on progress made towards last year's objectives, and determine which key issues should inform the plenary meetings

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AEMFI launched its new website

eas-profileThe Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) has launched its new website. The website was developed following a standing IT partnership agreement signed between AEMFI and EAS Software Technloloiges PLC

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Profiles of success

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The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) was established in June 1999 as a non-profit non-governmental organization after its legal registration by the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice.

Currently AEMFI has 30 member MFIs providing microfinance activities in the areas of credit delivery, saving, money transfer, and pension payment services in 8 of the 11 regional states/administrative organs of the EFDRE.

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Member Organizations

AEMFI currently has about 30 member organizations.

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