Call for Paper- 9th Biennial microfinance Conference

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) invites microfinance practitioners, policy makers, researchers, consultants and academicians to submit short abstract of their papers for screening until August 30,2016.

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SAVE THE DATE - 9th Biennial Microfinance Conference

Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) is pleased to announce the 9th biennial microfinance conference that will be held from November 23-26, 2016 in Jigjiga, Somali region. The theme of the conference is "Innovation to promote inclusive finance for a sustainable development in Ethiopia".

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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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Knowledge Sharing event on MicroLead progrmame

June 3, 2015, Radison Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa

knowledge sharing event was organized to share and discuss the opportunities and needs of the microfinance sector among the wider stakeholders of the Inclusive Financial Sector in Ethiopia and how and what can be done further in the pursuit of the National Financial Inclusion agenda. 

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8th Biennial Microfinance Conference

Hawassa City, – October 22, 2014 - The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI), a national network of Ethiopian Microfinance institutions, held its 8th Biennial conference from Wednesday October 22 - Saturday October 25, 2014 in Lewi Resort, Hawassa. Over 150 people from the inclusive finance arena specifically,  executive directors of MFIs, board representatives of MFIs, Micro and small enterprise promotion, Central Banks, universities, international organizations, entrepreneurship promotion organizations, technology companies,  financial cooperative experts  and development partners from across the country and the continent attended the four-day event. Each year, the conference selects a different theme. This year, AEMFI incorporated a “Inclusive finance for expanding opportunities for the financially excluded population” theme.

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Profiles of success

Invest in women, transforming lives


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 35 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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