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Kick-starting the new year with a digital-for-health project in Benin

On Tuesday, January 15th, Amarante Consulting held a kick-off meeting with members of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and GoMedical for the launch of a new project in Benin.

GoMedical is a first-of-its-kind medical application developed in Benin by the company Open SI catering to the population’s medical needs. CEO, Gilles KOUNOU, realized that people had to wait for hours in long queues to get an appointment with a doctor and hence,


Amarante becomes a member of the European Microfinance Platform

The European Microfinance Annual Conference, organised by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), took place between the 14th and the 16th of November 2018. This year, the event witnessed knowledge sharing and discussion around technology, partnerships, trends and how institutions – both big and small – can cope with this fast changing context which is forcing changes to how the microfinance profession is traditionally carried out.


Talking about product innovation at VVII National Microfinance Summit, Mexico

The XVII National Microfinance Summit organized by the National Program for Financing Micro-Entrepreneurs and Rural Women (PRONAFIM) took place on the 9th of October in Mexico.
As the largest event in Mexico targeting MFIs, its main purpose was to exchange experiences, trends and promote new projects that contribute to the growth of microfinance institutions. In particular, this year’s event was looking at “Transcending Microfinance”.


Come meet us at Seamless East Africa, Nairobi September 2018

Amarante Consulting is very excited to be participating in the conference Seamless East Africa 2018, which will take place in Nairobi from September 3rd to 5th, 2018.

Our managing director, Sahana Arun Kumar, will take part in the Financial Inclusion Summit on September 3rd. She will give a presentation on “The rise of digital credit”, which will focus on understanding of digital credit users,


Learn about Digital Financial Services for MFIs – Boulder Institute, Turin July 2018

We are thrilled to announce that, from July 23rd to 27th 2018, two members of Amarante’s team will be teaching at the Boulder Microfinance Training (MFT) in Turin, Italy!

Our managing director, Sahana Arun Kumar, will participate to the French version of the MFT. She will be giving a course entitled “Digital Financial Services and the industry’s fast-paced evolution: What perspectives for MFIs?


Connect with us at the Central American and Caribbean Microfinance Conference

From August 22nd to 24th 2018, Amarante Consulting will be at the ninth edition of the Central American and Caribbean Microfinance Conference! This conference will take place in San Salvador, El Salvador and will focus on the theme “Financial Inclusion in Competitive Markets and Challenging Environments”. Our managing director, Sahana Arun Kumar will be part of a panel entitled “Technology solutions to increase and facilitate access to clients to the services offered by the MFIs”.


Join us at the forum “Embracing Fintech” in Cairo

On July 9th and 10th 2018, Amarante Consulting was delighted to be part of the forum “EMBRACING FINTECH Developing into the Microfinance Institution of the Future”, held in Cairo, Egypt. Our managing director, Sahana Arun Kumar, gave a presentation on “Digital transformation fundamentals”, addressing the basic elements of digital transformation, the business case for MFIs, digital trends in the MENA region and, finally, strategies to go digital.


Seminar on the Digitalisation of Financial Services in Abidjan

From June 28th to 30th 2018, our director, Pascal Simon and Senior Consultant, Landry Hugues Ngbesso participated in the 4th edition of a Training Seminar on “New Issues in the Digitalization of Financial Services in the UEMOA space”. This seminar targeted private sector companies and public administration stakeholders, and was held at the at the Palm Club Hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Read more about it (in French) here: