MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: MicroFinanza Rating Issues 13 Institutional, Social, Client-protection Credentials to Microfinance Institutions in Albania, Morocco, Namibia, Asia, Latin America

During July and August, Italy’s MicroFinanza Rating (MFR) issued five microfinance institutional ratings. Morocco’s Attadamoune Micro-Finance was assigned the grade B+ with a stable outlook. Ecuador’s Fundación Espoir and Albania’s FED Invest both earned grades of BB with stable outlooks. Two institutions earned grades of BBB-: Credicampo of El Salvador with an outlook “under observation” and Asociación Promujer de México, which was assigned the grade BBB- and a negative outlook.

MFR also issued the following social ratings: a grade of A to India’s Annapurna Microfinance, A- to Kenya Women Microfinance Bank, and grades of B+ to both Namibia’s Trustco Finance and Microcred Banque Madagascar.

Lastly, evaluations conducted by MFR qualified Kazakhstan’s Asian Credit Fund, FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan’s Khushhali Microfinance Bank and Pro Mujer Bolivia to obtain Client Protection Certification from the Smart Campaign of US-based Accion’s Center for Financial Inclusion.

Asociación Promujer de México and Pro Mujer Bolivia are affiliates of the US-based Pro Mujer International. Microcred Banque Madagascar is a unit of the Microcred Group of France. FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan is an affiliate of the US-based Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA International).

By The MicroCapital Team

Sources and Additional Resources

Information provided directly to MicroCapital by Microfinanza Rating.

Attadamoune Micro-Finance
http://amssfmc.org/Attadamoune/

Fundación Espoir
http://espoir.org.ec/

FED Invest
http://fedinvest.al/

Credicampo
http://www.credicampo.com.sv/

Pro Mujer
https://promujer.org/

Annapurna
http://ampl.net.in/

Kenya Women Microfinance Bank
https://www.kwftbank.com/

Trustco
http://www.tgh.na/

Microcred Group
http://www.microcredgroup.com/

Asian Credit Fund
http://asiancreditfund.com/

FINCA
http://finca.org/

Khushhali Bank
https://www.khushhalibank.com.pk

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