|Who can become a member of the Microfinance Association?
Membership is open to all individuals, organizations, service providers and agencies concerned with microfinance in Lao PDR and committed to sustainable micro-finance good practices (i.e. DTMFIs, NDTMFIs, SCUs, Network Support Organizations/Associations, Banks as well as donors, bi/multi-lateral organizations, (I)NGOs, service providers and consultants working in microfinance).
to full access to network resources and sector information (e.g. MFA library, MFA website, sector surveys, market forecasts, training materials, micro-finance performance & statistics)
As a member you are obliged to:
be dedicated to best practice micro-finance principles
What do I have to do to become a member?
If you are interested in becoming a member, download and complete the membership profile (kindly note that there are two different formats, one for MFIs [Click here] (DTMFIs, NDTMFIs, SCUs, Network Support Organizations, Banks) and one for Non-MFIs [Click here] (e.g. Donors, Bi-Multi-Lateral Agencies, (I)NGOs, Service Providers, Consultants) and submit the completed and signed form to MFA (email: email@example.com or Tel: 856 21 226018). The application shall be considered by the Board of Directors & Executive Office and the applicant will be informed promptly whether the application has been approved or not. The MFA will provide reasons in case membership has been disapproved.
What does it cost to become a member?
No membership or registration fee is payable in 2011 but will be introduced in 2012. (The Board/Management Team is presently discussing and researching exact membership fee amounts payable for MFIs and non-MFIs in 2012.)
Voluntary Membership Termination:
the member seriously affects the MFA’s prestige
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For more information regarding MFA membership and its procedures, please contact the MFA Executive Office ( firstname.lastname@example.org)