The Association for Micro-finance Institutions (AMFI) is a member-based organization that was established and registered in 1999 under the societies Act, with the aim to build the capacity of the Kenyan Micro finance Industry. Since its conception AMFI-K has continued to play a major role in the development of the industry with a broad mandate of promoting a conducive environment for the development of MFIs, clients and the business environment.
The membership of AMFI-K is varied but focuses on institutions which provide micro finance services to the lower pyramid of the society.
- Micro-finance Banks
Commercial Banks which focus on micro finance
Credit only Micro finance Institutions
Wholesale Micro finance Lenders.
Key Result Area
Policy Advocacy and Lobbying
AMFI advocates for appropriate changes in legal and regulatory environment to ensure its members operate competitively and to create awareness among policy makers, development partners, and the general public about the role of micro finance in poverty alleviation and employment creation in Kenya.
AMFI provides its members with a package of capacity building programs to enable them develop skills and capacity to provide financial services to the poor.
Network and Linkages
AMFI provides regular platforms for its members to enhance its effective collaboration among themselves and with other development actors and stakeholders.
Research and Knowledge Management
AMFI provides its members with timely high quality research that helps underpin some of its result areas such as Policy and Advocacy through partnership with research organization.