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Digitalizing Microfinance Institutions in Central America

In Central America, there is still a dearth of knowledge and experience on how to increase financial access in an environment where the private sector largely accounts for the provision of financial services. Innovation and adoption of new technologies reduces the cost of providing access to financial services, especially those related to transactions and payments.

As part of Amarante’s collaboration with Ada and Redcamif in Central America,


Amarante contributes to raising awareness on Digital transformation

The Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) partners with Amarante Consulting to provide ‘Training on Digital Financial Services’ to MFIs through:

– Capacity building of MFIs

– Digital readiness assessment of MFIs to define what needs to be done to start going digital

SPTF is engaging in this initiative in Central America and the Caribbean (RIFF-CAC) region in collaboration with REDCAMIF and in Sub-Saharan Africa/Middle East and North Africa (RIFF-SSA/MENA) in collaboration with Smart Campaign

Networks and Microfinance Institutions can request introductory training for their members and can also apply for co-funded Digital Readiness Assessment studies.


Amarante et Groupe Finactu concluent l’étude sur le financement des start-ups au Gabon

English version available here

La question du financement est capitale dans le développement des jeunes entreprises de l’innovation numérique. Mais quels leviers les pouvoirs publics peuvent-ils actionner pour soutenir efficacement les startups ? Qu’en est-il du positionnement du secteur privé ? Mandatés par l’Etat gabonais dans la cadre du projet e-Gabon, avec l’appui de la Banque Mondiale,


GIZ-Dinarak complete their 2-year partnership in Jordan as Amarante shares insights

On Wednesday 23rd of January, Amarante co-facilitated a session organized by GIZ, in order to share insights and impact created as a result of their 2 year partnership with a Jordanian start-up, Dinarak. Under the umbrella of its Digi#ances program, GIZ selected Dinarak as a private sector partner in order to achieve development objectives such as offering access to financial services,


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?