What We Do

In order to fulfill and realize its vision, MAMN provides the following services to its members:

INFORMATION DISEMINATION

MAMN acts as a resource centre for MFIs and other stakeholders to access a wide range of information on Microfinance within and outside Malawi.

CAPACITY BUILDING

In keeping with MAMN’s objective to strengthen Microfinance operations among members’ institutions and build capacity within the sector as a whole, MAMN facilitates and coordinates training programs, targeting MFI’s staff at various levels and Board members.

BENCHMARKING AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING

MAMN has also designed for use by its members a performance-monitoring tool, which allows member institutions to compare amongst themselves in terms of efficiency, scale of operations, outreach levels and range of products and services.

ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING

MAMN lobbies government, at various levels, to influence it in the development of an enabling environment such as formulation of appropriate legal and regulatory framework, Microfinance development policy and national capacity building programmes.

RESOURCE MOBILISATION

In collaboration with government, MAMN acts as a conduit for mobilization of resources to help member institutions on the levels of loanable funds, for implementation of human resources development programs, infrastructure support and other programs intended to enhance the capacity of these institutions in service delivery and to achieve sustainability.

INSPECTION AND SUPERVISION OF MCAs

The reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) delegated the supervision and inspection of Microcredit Agencies function to the Malawi Microfinance Network. This is in accordance to the Financial Services Act Section 20(1)(d). In this regard MAMN has established an inspection unit which will be conducting both on and off site examinations of MCAs.