About us


MAIN (Microfinance African Institutions Network) is an international nonprofit making association established in 1995 in Ivory Coast through the initiative of several institutions (CERUDEB, SIPEM, SIDI, FIDI & IDM) with long experience in microfinance and/or promoting microenterprises in Africa. As at December 31 st 2023, MAIN counts 133 members from 26 countries.

To date, MAIN has organized  13 International Conferences,  44 sessions of university program,  84 trainings, 17 exchanges visits. In total  4144 microfinance pratitionners have been trained as at the same date. Moreover, 11 publications have been published by MAIN.

MAIN is composed of microfinance institutions,professional associations, solidarity banks, cooperatives and producer organizations as well as resource organizations (universities, social investors…). MAIN member institutions reach more than 15,2 million beneficiaries through their financial & non-financial services.