Announcement for MFTransparency’s transition

In March 2015, MFTransparency announced that they will be shutting its doors.

Microfinance CEO Working Group posted a blog commending MFTransparency’s work and calling the industry to action on pricing transparency, the blog post can be found here.

 

 

 

Enclude-Structured Fund Achieves $40+ Million First Close

Sustainability | Finance | Real Economies (SFRE, pronounced Sapphire) the Company, for which Enclude acted as designer, structuring advisor and placement agent, was launched in Paris in March (3.11.15). The announcement was made during the annual meeting of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), Enclude’s client and the initiator of the fund. […]

LeapFrog invests US$25mn in AFB Mauritius Limited. A major new investment in the fintech space in Africa.

LeapFrog Investments is investing US$25m in AFB Mauritius Limited (“afb”). afb is a disruptive financial technology platform that offers life-changing financial tools to financially-excluded consumers and small businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.  afb partners with mobile operators and retailers to reach this vast, untapped market. afb is growing rapidly, and already reaches some one million […]

AfriCap Governance Case Study Released

We’re pleased to announce the recent release of the FIEC sponsored AfriCap Governance paper, which was published by Calmeadow and written by Grassroots Capital Management.

The recent publication, An Assessment of AfriCap Governance, focuses on the role governance played in the AfriCap fund’s successes and failures, while recounting the fund’s many challenges and its ultimate accomplishment. […]

Triodos Sells 15% Equity Stake in K-rep Bank of Kenya

http://www.microcapital.org/downloads/9ARGQQ/MicroCapitalMonitor_Dec2014.pdf

VisionFund Selling Credo of Georgia to rA and Triodos

http://www.microcapital.org/downloads/9ARGQQ/MicroCapitalMonitor_Dec2014.pdf

FIEC Spring 2015 Meeting: June 25-26 in Washington DC

The next bi annual FIEC meeting be hosted by FINCA in Washington, DC on June 25 and 26.  We hope all members will be able to join us for this opportunity to meet in person and discuss our common issues and goals.

rA company report, Perspectives, now available

Perspectives, rA company report

2014 Microfinance Banana Skins, Facing Reality, is Available

Microfinance Banana Skins 2014

AMT’S 7th annual investor’s fair will be taking place during the African Microfinance Week on Thursday 4th December!

The main objectives of this unique event are to facilitate and optimise contact between MFIs and investors in order to increase their access to external funding, and also to capitalise experiences between participants.

In addition to the traditional speed dating sessions between African MFIs and investors active on the continent, this year the Fair will […]