News Letters

June 2020- 17 years of Excellence in Africa, Bernard Vester bows out

This special issue of our monthly news story has been dedicated to Bernhard Vester, the pioneer representative of AFOS Foundation in Nigeria and Africa, who initiated and brought success to most of the foundation’s project in Nigeria. 

April 2020 -AFOS provides Europe Exposure Tour for the Microfinance Industry

Designed by AFOS Foundation and the Microfinance  Learning and Development Centre (MLDC), the objective of  the program was to facilitate knowledge transfer, future  collaboration and partnerships between the stakeholders of  the Nigerian Microfinance Platform (NMP) and best practice institutions in Europe.

Nov 2019 Story- AFOS Sponsors Microfinance Self-regulation Study

The study which covered 40 consulting days included intensive engagements with
NAMB president and the Secretariat staff on organizational issues affecting the association as well as sector related topics, visits to selected Microfinance Banks, visit to the Central Bank of Nigeria, AFOS Foundation and participation in the activities of two Working Groups of the Nigerian MF Platform.

October 2019- NMP meeting with Christopher Wenzel

The Nigerian Microfinance Platform (NMP) holds bi-annual meetings to address issues of growth and development within the microfinance sector through its active six working groups. The NMP’s final meeting for year 2019, which held on September 19th in Abuja, marked the last meeting of the convener, Mrs. Tokunbo Martins, Director of Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as a regulator.

September 2019- East Africa Exposure Tour for the Microfinance Industry

The Kenyan Women Microfinance Bank (KWMFB), is the  largest Microfinance Bank in Kenya, serving more than  800,000 clients. FINCA Uganda offers financial literacy to all  her clients. FINCA Impact Finance Network is made up of 20  microfinance and financial institutions that provides socially  responsible financial services that enables low-income  entrepreneurs and small business owners to invest in the future.   

AFOS Nigeria Info

Bevölkerung, Mangel bei Infrastruktur, Gesundheit und Bildung sowie islamistischer Terror im Norden mit zwei Millionen Binnenflüchtlingen prägen das Land mit seinen 200 Millionen Einwohnern. Lagos, das Wirtschaftszentrum Westafrikas, mit 23 Millionen Bürgern wächst jährlich um 850.000, also die Größe von Frankfurt. Das Land braucht 3 Millionen 

AFOS Foundation- Highlights on 2019

2019 Microfinance Symposium with Bruno Wenn as International Keynote Speaker The 5th annual symposium of the Nigerian Microfinance Platform (NMP) facilitated by AFOS INGO held on May 23, 2019 in Ibadan Oyo State. The event with theme: “Self-Regulation for Sustainability and Development of the Microfinance Sector” drew over 170 participants