MAIN (Microfinance African Institutions Network) is an international nonprofit association established in 1995 in Abidjan. It began as an initiative spearheaded by several insitutitions with experience in microfinance and/or promoting microenterprises in Africa.
The mission of MAIN is to reinforce the social and economic role of African microfinance institutions through an African programme to promote microfinance in the context of African economic development.

As at December 31st 2017, MAIN has 77 members from 21 countries in Africa and Europe.MAIN is composed of microfinance institutions, national networks, NGOs working in the field of microfinance, banks, cooperatives and “resource” organisations (universities, social investors). MAIN member institutions have reached 3.2 million customers with an outstanding loan and savings portfolio of more than 1.26 billion USD.

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