Ouedraogo Alidou, business owner and client of Première Agence de MicroFinance in Salbisgo-Dapoya, Burkina Faso.

The story of Ouedraogo Alidou

Ouedraogo has received four loans through PAMF-Burkina Faso, enabling him to send his children to school.


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The story of Azza Abou Zeid Kobbes

Azza Abou Zeid Kobbes, business owner and client of First MicroFinance Foundation in Aswan, Egypt


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Investing in Livestock

A woman from Kabul who took out an FMFB-A loan to buy a cow has now added to her livestock and can afford …

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Achieving success through microfinance in Syria

Three entrepreneurs discuss how they used their loans.

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Expanding a Tailoring Business

After applying for a microfinance loan, a woman from Kabul Province now has three handicraft and clothes …

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Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance



First Microfinance Bank Afghanistan has 240,000 clients.



Premiere Agence de Microfinance Cote d’Ivoire disburses more than 10,000 loans per year.



Borrowers in rural areas account for 81 percent of all clients served by Premiere Agence de Microfinance Burkina Faso

...creation of a growing number of viable small and medium-sized enterprises is also a sine qua non to creating jobs and to forming a strong back-bone for a stable national economy. Microfinance is a basic requirement, but it must reach down to the ultra poor and means must be found to accelerate the creation of small and medium sized enterprises keeping in mind the risk element inherent in them.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan
Istanbul, October 2009


Agricultural Lending


Housing Loans

Sawsan Gaddo from Komombo- Aswan, a microfinance client who has obtained her first loan of 15.000 EGP to enlarge her business. AKDN / Gary Otte

Quality of Life Loans

The First Microfinance Bank Tajikistan (FMFB-T), Murghab branch.





Small and Medium Enterprises

Contact the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance

Tel: +41 22 909 72 00

Fax: +41 22 909 72 90

1-3 Avenue de la Paix
1202 Geneva