Microfinance Initiative for Asia

Promoting shared prosperity in Asia

The Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) is the first microfinance initiative of its size to exclusively target Asian MFIs. MIFA targets Tier II and Tier III MFIs to achieve deep outreach in its target markets. The main objectives are to create and enhance institutional capacity for sustainable microfinance delivery in Asia and to strengthen links between domestic and international capital markets.

Find the SFDR Article 9 for this fund here.

Impact KPIs

Figures as of June 2021

microentrepreneurs reached by MFIs in the portfolio
employees in MFIs in the portfolio
rural clients
female clients
USD 470
median loan across MFIs
Tier2 and Tier3 MFIs

SDGs addressed by the Fund

SDG-01 SDG-05 SDG-08 SDG-10 SDG-17

Latest Fund Report

  • MIFA investor update

Fund Facts

  • Initiators

    IFC, member of the World Bank
    KFW, German Development Bank

  • Investors

    BMZ, German Ministry for Economic Development
    EU, European Union

  • Year of inception


  • Fund size

    USD 160 million

  • Technical Assistance Facility

    EUR 3 million


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