Member CSPIs

CSPIs

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Afghanistan Women Council (AWC) is a nongovernmental organization founded in 1986 leading by Fatana Ishaq Gailani. AWC has been working since 2002 in Afghanistan and running basic education, literacy, awarness, vocational training and Micro finance programs in Kabul, parwan, Jalalabad and Kandahar. Since starting of our activities in Afghanistan, AWC has been working with 12000 […]

Member FIs

FIs

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  Afghan Rural Finance Company (ARFC). ARFC is an Afghan non-Bank financial institution, registered with the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) in 2007 and operates throughout the country. Web Link  

Member MFBs

MFBs

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The First MicroFinance Bank, Afghanistan (FMFB-A) started operations in 2004 and is part of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), which has financial institutions operating in over 15 countries throughout the developing world. It is affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of nine development agencies working in health, education, culture […]

Member MFIs

MFIs

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  The company has secured partnership with MoneyGram for international money transfers and with the Microfinance Association of UK for Certified Microfinance courses. Exchangerzone, Inc. is a member of Invest One Corps, Inc. (ICI) group of companies and is a registered member of Afghanistan Microfinance Association. The company has ISO 9001:2008 certification for Quality Management […]

Services

Capacity Building

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To meet the capacity building needs of its members and stakeholders, and the broader sector, AMA coordinates various initiatives such as trainings and exposures visits, workshops, and scholarship programs. These capacity-building activities enhance the knowledge and skills of Afghan staff and thus improve the quality of development finance programs.                                 

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Coordination

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As a national level association of development finance institutions, AMA facilitates better coordination and convergence among the service providers, practitioners, financial institutions and other stakeholders, including regional and provincial government departments. AMA builds bridges between its various partners through a number of forums, including the CEOs’ Coordination Meetings, and Regional Coordination Meetings.        […]

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Knowledge Management

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There is a rich body of knowledge and experience in the sector that needs to be harnessed and shared across the sector for broad learning and application of best practices. AMA is continually working with its members and stakeholders in developing needs-based knowledge management tools and services. It gathers data from members and other relevant […]

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Lobby & Advocacy

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As the association of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), AMA advocates on behalf of DFIs to influence policy, regulations, and attitudes in support of financial inclusion across the country. A component of this advocacy is the Awareness Meetings that AMA organizes regularly in different provinces with the participation of Government officials, MFIs, CSPIs, community and religious […]

About Us

Donors

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The Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) was set up in 2003 at the invitation of the Afghan government – to get donor coordination right from the start and avoid the counter-productive efforts that have emerged from conflicting donor objectives in other post-conflict situations. It was established as a vehicle through which the Afghan […]