Microfinance

International

Useful Resources on Microfinance

  • Institute for Microfinance Research - The Institute for Microfinance Research provides financial resources and information on the microfinance industry to investors, borrowers, and professionals.
  • Microcredit Summit - An organization with the mission of lifting 100 million families out of poverty using microfinance, loan consolidation, fiscal literacy and more.
  • United Nations Global Micro Lending Initiative - The United Nations Global Micro Lending Initiative provides a resource hub with information and resources related to micro-lending, micro-loans, micro-investment, social finance, and peer to peer lending.
  • Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) - Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) provides market data and intelligence on financial service providers catering to low-income populations around the world.
  • Virtual Library on Microcredit  - The Virtual Library on Microcredit is a repository of information on issues related to microfinance and microcredit.
  • FinDev Gateway - FinDev Gateway hosts a large and free collection of online resources on microfinance and financial inclusion. 
  • European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) - e-MFP promotes research advances in microfinance and strengthens the interaction between researchers and practitioners. Its main objective is to provide better visibility and understanding of the microfinance initiatives of European researchers by facilitating the exchange of ideas and findings in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Institute of Microfinance (InM) - The Institute of Microfinance (InM) was established in 2006 as an independent nonprofit microfinance institution in Bangladesh, India. InM works to provide excellent research and initiatives regarding microfinance and its effects on inequality, the economy, poverty alleviation, and numerous livelihood issues.  
  • The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) - The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) is an independent think tank housed at Accion that works to better serve, protect and empower clients. They learn, test and share insights; promote concrete solutions; and advocate for inclusive, responsible finance that helps – not harms – individuals. They collaborate with stakeholders globally to achieve a goal of enabling 3 billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector to improve their lives.
  • Investopedia - Listing and descriptions of microfinance institutions.
  • Microfinance Info - Listing and descriptions of microfinance institutions.
  • Great Nonprofits - Listing and descriptions of microfinance institutions.
  • Global Microfinance - Listing and descriptions of microfinance institutions.
  • 50 Top Microfinance Institutions - Listing and descriptions of microfinance institutions.

Leading Micro Financing Organizations:

United States

Top U.S. Micro-lenders

Community Development Financial Institutions in U.S.