AMFI Kenya


The Association of Microfinance Institutions- Kenya (AMFI-K) is a member-based institution, registered in 1999 under the Societies Act by the leading MFIs in Kenya, with the aim to build the capacity of the Kenyan microfinance industry.



In her 20 years of existence, AMFI-K’s membership has increased from the original 5 founder members to the current 60 fully paid up members in 2018 serving over 6 million clients. The future of AMFI-K lies in its ability to meet and satisfy members` needs which in the end ensures members full participation in and funding of her activities.

AMFI-K operations are guided by a strategic plan which is reviewed after every 5 years. This
plan provides the roadmap towards both financial and operational self-sustainability through
constant review of membership fees and outreach strategies to reach more members offering
microfinance services. The current strategic plan documents 4 key result areas which were
identified by members are Policy advocacy, Capacity Building, Networking and Linkages and
Research and Knowledge Management.

our mission

To champion the aspirations of microfinance institutions through advocacy, capacity building, linkages and research.

our vision

To be the network of choice that promotes a conducive environment for microfinance providers in Kenya.

The Management Team

The year-on-year success of AMFI-K is driven by a board of member’s representing different sectors.

James Mugambi

Board Chair

Njoroge Faulu

Apollo Noroge

Vice Chair

Jane Mwangi


Caroline Mulwa

Board Member

John K Kariuki

Board Member

Irenius Gichana

Board Member

Adam Kasaine

Board Member

Zayyad A. Said

Board Member

The Team

Our team is ready and capable of ensuring the quality delivery of services to our members.

Caroline Karanja

Chief Executive Officer

Shadrack Mithika

Program Manager

Finance & Perfomance

Nancy Chotero

Program Manager

Membership & Capacity Building

Pauline Adhiambo

Administration Assistant

Paul Karanja

Office Assistant

Our Core Activities

  • Policy Advocacy and Lobbying

The key objective of this activity is to enhance collective action by her members and all other stakeholders for an enabling policy and regulatory environment for the microfinance industry in Kenya.

  • Capacity Building

The key objective of this activity is to strengthen the capacity of MFIs in delivering appropriate and sustainable microfinance services to low income people, through organization and coordination of workshops and training courses on thematic areas and effective management information systems, with a view to enhance members’ capacity to manage and operate MFIs professionally.

  • Networking and Linkages

The key objective of this activity is to provide regular platforms for its members to enhance effective collaboration among themselves and with other development actors and relevant stakeholders.

  • Research & Knowledge Management

The key objective of this activity area is to provide members with timely and quality research and information that help underpin the policy and advocacy agenda, and facilitate industry product design and decision-making processes.

Proud Members