Participatory Microfinance Group for Africa
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Participatory Microfinance Group for Africa
Founding year: 
Total number of staff: 
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
NGO, Network/Association/Platform, Consultants and Support Services (such as rating, IT or law firms), Financial Institution: Investment fund.
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Mrs. Renée Chao Beroff
7 rue Taylor
+33 (0) 1 42 01 9138
+33 (0) 1 42 01 9139
Organisation summary

The Participatory Microfinance Group for Africa (PAMIGA) aims at contributing to unlock the economic potential in rural Africa, by promoting the growth of existing financial intermediaries that serve rural households and entrepreneurs. To reach this goal, PAMIGA and its network FIs are experimenting with innovative approaches using technology, productive water and renewable energy products, as well as agricultural value chain financing. In parallel, PAMIGA will provide tailored technical assistance to strengthen Member FIs in their social, financial and environmental performance. Last, Pamiga will provide adapted funding to its member FIs to accompany their expansion and outreach.

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Subsidies / donations in money
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. research / information dissemination)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. policy advice / development / lobby)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. networking/ donor / coordination)
Countries of intervention: 
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Client protection, Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Value chain development, Microfinance investment vehicules, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Gender, Youth
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Delivery models (group, indiv.), Performance (financial and social), Ratings and external audits, MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recuiting), Strategic planning, Marketing, Risk management, Management information systems
  • Other themes: Impact and performances studies, Evaluation
Main competences: 
  • Rural finance
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Responsible finance and client-centric microfinance
  • Environmental microfinance (water & microfinance, energy & microfinance)
Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

Digital finance, digital financial education, Value-chain finance.


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