About Us


The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI)

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions was established as a non-for-profit, non-governmental association of the Ethiopian microfinance Institutions which are formed as per Proclamation 40/1996 and regulated by the National Bank Ethiopian.

It was registered and licensed as such on 28th June, 1999 by the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Government of Ethiopia. The original goals were for it to serve as a platform for knowledge and information sharing, and lobby for political support for the development of an enabling environment for the business of microfinance.

Since its formation, AEMFI’s goals and activities have broadened to include training, research, performance monitoring and benchmarking and provision of technical assistance. Regionally, AEMFI is the strongest of the country level networks in Africa.

Currently AEMFI has more than 50 members MFIs providing microfinance services in the areas of credit delivery, saving, money transfer, and pension payment services in all regions of Ethiopia.


Vision , Mission and Values


Our Vision Our Mission Values

AEMFI’s vision is to be a high class innovative network providing value added services in building an inclusive financial system in Africa.

AEMFI’s Mission is to enhance the capacity of microfinance institutions to deliver financial services to urban and rural households through technical assistance, human capital development, knowledge management, research, networking and advocating and promoting the industry with mutual cooperation from its members, practitioners and key stakeholders.

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Continuous learning and Growth

AEMFI’s Objectives

AEMFI is a dynamic and forward-thinking organization with a clear and concise vision and mission statement that outlines our goals and objectives.

The promotion of professional standards through training, experience sharing, exposure visits and technical assistance

To develop a Clear understanding and Propose solutions for the sector related issue through research

Influence national policy and the regulatory environment to facilitate the development of a strong microfinance industry

Assist in identifying sources of loan and equity funds from domestic and foreign sources

Monitor and improve the performance of members

Facilitate networking, collaboration, and information sharing nationally and internationally

Develop a microfinance resource center used by all interested parties

Advocate for the microfinance industry in all media at national and international levels
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AEMFI’s Board Members

At AEMFI, we are proud to have a team of dedicated professionals who are experts in the field of microfinance and financial inclusion. Our team members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their roles, and are committed to supporting the growth and development of the microfinance industry in Ethiopia. With their expertise and dedication, we are able to provide valuable guidance and support to our members.

Upcoming Event

AEMFI's 25th Anniversary

AEMFI has planned to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and launch first Ethiopia microfinance  day from November 28 – December 1, 2023  in parallel with the its 12th biennial conference.

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AEMFI Facilities

Welcome to AEMFI! We are proud to offer a range of excellent facilities to cater to your various needs. Whether you’re organizing a conference, conducting training sessions, or looking for comfortable accommodation, our facilities are designed to meet your requirements.

Conference Facilities

Our state-of-the-art conference facilities are equipped with modern amenities to ensure a successful event. With comfortable seating arrangements, audiovisual equipment, and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, our conference rooms provide the perfect environment for seminars, workshops, and meetings.

Syndicate Rooms

For smaller group discussions, brainstorming sessions, or collaborative work, our syndicate rooms provide the ideal setting. These rooms are designed to facilitate effective communication and teamwork.

Computer Lab

Our well-equipped computer lab is designed to meet the needs of various training programs and workshops. Whether you require a lab for software training, coding sessions, or other computer-related activities, our facility offers a conducive environment.

Guest House

Our guest house offers comfortable and convenient accommodation for visitors and participants. Whether you're attending an event or need a place to stay during your visit, our guest house provides a relaxing atmosphere
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Collaborators, Stakeholder & Partners