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ASAP – A Self-Help Assistance Program
Since 2011 ASAP Malawi has been operating successfully and sustainably as an independent organization. The “Chimvano pa Chuma” -Unity for Economic Growth – IS&L project continues to assist families in Chikhwawa, Neno, Mwanza and Blantyre Rural. As part of the Malawi Microfinance Network, ASAP Malawi continues to help thousands of families take the first step out of poverty each year.


My Bucks Banking Corporation
It is a private limited company which is engaged in the provision of loans to Malawian Civil Servants and employees in selected private companies. It is in all districts of the country. Its mission is to help alleviate poverty and create opportunities for personal growth and entrepreneuriMyBucks Banking Corporation Malawi, formerly known as New Finance Bank was licensed on 13th May, 2014 and commenced its operations on 24th July, 2015. MyBucks currently has over 10 branches and over 100 other points of representation. It also operates a foreign exchange bureau, situated at Gateway Mall Branch in Lilongwe.The bank has a staff compliment of over 200.al growth.


Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA) Malawi
FINCA provides financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs build assets and improve their standard of living. They are an anti-poverty organization whose work is aimed at creating employment, raising family incomes, and reducing poverty worldwide.


International Committee for the Development of People (CISP)
The International Committee for the Development of People (CISP) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1983, with its head office in Rome. CISP’s principles and objectives are summarized in its Declaration of Intent and Code of Conduct for Cooperation Programmes available on its website (www.sviluppodeipopoli.org). The Declaration of Intent entitled “For Rights and Against Poverty. The approaches and operational priorities of CISP – Development of Peoples” was drafted with the contribution of the Rome Office and all national offices.


Malawi Rural Development Fund (MARDEF)
The Malawi Government established MARDEF with the approval of Parliament as a revolving fund whose disbursements ensure regional and constituency equity. The objective of the fund is to assist those Malawians who wish to set up small businesses in the country by providing them with financial means of setting up new businesses or expanding old ones


Malawi Rural Finance Company (MRFC) Limited
The company is wholly owned by the Government, with the aim of providing financial services to rural communities. The Company is to be privatized. The challenge is how to privatize the company without compromising the target group, the rural communities, and especially the agricultural sector.


MicroLoan Foundation (MLF)
MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) is committed to reducing poverty and inequality by providing microfinance services to impoverished women in remote rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. MicroLoan offers small loans, specialized business training and ongoing personal mentoring support enabling women to start their own small businesses. MicroLoan also facilitates saving and financial planning so women can work their way out of poverty.


Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives (MUSCCO)
Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO) is a member-based organisation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) operating throughout Malawi. MUSCCO was established 15th September, 1980 with a mandate to promote service and support SACCOs in Malawi.


National Association of Business Women (NABW)
NABW was established in 1990 and registered as an NGO to foster the participation of women in business enterprises through promotional support to existing and potential members. The organisation has its Head Office in Blantyre but operates in all districts of Malawi.


The Hunger Project Malawi
The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, South Asia and Latin America, THP seeks to end hunger and poverty by empowering people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children.


Opportunity International Bank of Malawi (OIBM)
Licensed micro finance commercial bank in Malawi with outlets that stretch country wide and a number of deliveries which include mobile vans, point of sale and cell phone. It was established in 2003.


Center for Community Organisation and Development (CCODE)
The Malawi Homeless People’s Federation (Federation) is a grassroots network of poor communities involved in community savings programs. The Federation was established in 2003 and to date has over 50,000 members in 26 districts across Malawi. Women are central to the organization and about 80% of the members are women. The majority of members live in poor urban and rural communities and their incomes are below the national poverty level. Community savings groups are the cornerstone of the Federation, as daily savings teaches members how to manage their finances and the importance of saving. Demonstration of savings and financial prudence in these groups enables them to access loans through a national revolving fund that is financially administered by CCODE, their technical support organization, and which is managed by the Federation members themselves.



Community Savings and Investment Promotion (COMSIP)
Community Savings and Investment Promotion (COMSIP) is a capacity enhancement initiative designed to inculcate the culture of savings and investment in both rural and urban communities. COMSIP will transform traditional savings and investment practices to formal savings and investment ventures thus generating income hence enabling the poor to come out of the poverty cycle. The main thrust is on savings mobilization and capacity building required by the poor communities to make savings decisions, and eventually invest from what they save.


CUMO Microfinance Limited
CUMO Microfinance Limited is a not-for-profit rural microfinance company providing financial services and entrepreneurship mentoring to over 59,000 clients (82% of whom are women) in over 4,500 groups across 13 districts of Malawi


CARE Malawi (Voluntary Savings & Lending Center)
CARE supports increasing market linkages, promotes diversified livelihoods, organizes Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs), and provides entrepreneurship training.


Vision Fund
They improve the lives of children in the developing world by offering small loans and other financial services to families living in poverty. Their work empowers our clients to grow successful businesses which enable children to grow up with improved health and education. Working in partnership with World Vision, a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation, they are committed to long-term change which will unlock potential for future generations.


Promotion of Rural Initiatives and Development Enterprises (PRIDE) Malawi
The company is engaged in micro finance business providing a wide range of financial services to low income earners in Malawi.


Select Financial Services
Select has been operating in Malawi since 2011 and has grown to become a leading player in the Malawi market for micro finance and the leader in the provision of microfinance for housing purposes. With branches in four cities throughout Malawi, they aim to create value for their customers by offering housing specific loan products and services .Through their relationship with Habitat for Humanity, Select provides free Construction Technical Assistance to all clients who apply for housing loans. In a cost sensitive environment such as Malawi, this service provides an incredible value boost to any housing project.


Blue Financial Services
A FINANCIAL services company which operates across several African countries has turned to low-maintenance yet highly reliable Attix5 technology developed in South Africa, to safeguard its essential business information. Blue Financial Services said the move would enable it to conduct its business in a manner that would enhance security of its information and clients. The company operates in 12 African countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Lesotho, Kenya, Namibia and Swaziland


Umunthu Microfinance
Umunthu Microfinance was established in 2010 with a primary role to support small and medium entrepreneurs particularly with a higher percentage of women clients in both rural and peri-urban areas through the provision of credit, business trainings that promotes social economic growth and sustainability of their businesses. In addition, Umunthu Microfinance does provide charitable support to its clients, like paying school fees for needy children in government secondary schools and by assisting its clients in times of disaster such as floods or any form of clarity.

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