First MicroFinance Bank Pakistan and JICA Sign Agreement to Expand Access to Finance in Pakistan
21 March 2012 - The Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed an agreement on 21 March 2012 for the entry of JICA into the shareholding of the First Microfinance Bank (FMFB) in Pakistan. JICA will invest US$ 2.23 million into the bank and become a 17.8% shareholder. JICA will also provide the bank with technical assistance.
Microfinance Client Wins Micro-Entrepreneurship Award
22 February 2011 - A client of the First MicroFinanceBank (an institution of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance) in Pakistan, Purdum Wali, won the “Best National Micro-Entrepreneur Award Male” at the recent Citi-PPAF Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2010 ceremony held in Islamabad.
The First MicroBank Mozambique is Inaugurated as a Rural Microfinance Bank
08 May 2010 - The First MicroBank Mozambique (FMB-M) was inaugurated today, in a ceremony attended by President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique and Governor Eliseu Machava of Cabo Delgado.
The First MicroFinanceBank Ltd and Pakistan Post Office Agree to Expand Microfinance Services for the Poor
28 January 2010 - The First MicroFinanceBank Ltd - Pakistan (FMFB-P)and the Pakistan Post Office (PPO) will further expand operations to provide microfinance services to the poor through post offices.
Microfinance Helps Poor Families Build Safer Housing in Pakistan
12 January 2010 - The First MicroFinanceBank Ltd Pakistan (FMFB) and the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS) are launching a programme designed to help poor and low-income families make their homes safer, healthier and more energy efficient.
Free Clinics in Pakistan Promote Microinsurance for Healthcare
07 November 2009 - The First Microinsurance Agency (FMiA), a part of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, has launched a new programme designed to make poor people aware of microinsurance services and their benefits.
FMFB and Harvard University to Research Social Performance
11 September 2009 - The First MicroFinanceBank Ltd. (FMFB) recently signed an agreement with Harvard University to develop social performance indicators through a participatory approach whereby the poor articulate their needs and influence the Bank’s creation of microfinance products and services.
Microfinance Activities Expand in Syria
23 July 2009 - The First MicroFinance Institution Syria, KfW Entwicklungsbank, and the State Planning Commission of Syria signed two financial agreements that will expand FMFI-S’s loan activities to the poorest inhabitants of Syria as well as to people in rural areas.
FMFB-Pakistan and FMFB-Tajikistan Among Top-100 MFIs in 2008 MIX Global 100 Rankings
24 December 2008 - First MicroFinance Bank of Pakistan ranked seventh in the 2008 MIX Global 100 Composite Rankings of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs).
France and AKDN in Agreement on Development
09 December 2008 - France and AKDN in Agreement on Development - La France devient partenaire de la fondation Aga Khan
Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance Expands in Egypt
27 October 2008 - AKAM Partners with USAID to Expand in Aswan; Holds AKAM/Deutsche Bank Microfinance Forum in Cairo
First MicroFinanceBank Pioneers Housing Finance in Afghanistan
08 October 2008 - First MicroFinanceBank–Afghanistan to Pioneer Access to Housing Finance with the Support of IFC
Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance Expands Operations in Madagascar
15 September 2008 - The Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance has expanded its operations in Madagascar to a new district with the opening of a branch in Analavory.
Aga Khan Development Network and Government of Syria Sign Agreements to Foster Social and Cultural Development
26 August 2008 - The Syrian Government and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today signed three landmark agreements designed to strengthen collaboration in the areas of microfinance, healthcare, and cultural tourism.
Lancement d’une Agence de Microfinance en Côte d’Ivoire par le Président Gbagbo et l’Aga Khan
29 April 2008 - Monsieur Laurent Gbagbo, président de la République de Côte d’Ivoire, et Son Altesse l’Aga Khan ont lancé aujourd’hui, à Abidjan, la Première Agence de MicroFinance (PAMF).
First Microinsurance Agency Established in Pakistan
27 February 2008 - Agency to make affordable life, health, and hospitalisation insurance for hundreds of thousands of Pakistan’s poor.
Top Ranking for First MicroFinanceBank Pakistan in MIX Global 100 Report
15 January 2008 - It was announced that The First MicroFinanceBank Ltd. (FMFB) of Pakistan, an institution of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, was ranked 14th in the “2007 MIX Global 100: Rankings of Microfinance Institutions”.
First MicroFinance Bank’s Client Wins Best Micro-Entrepreneur Award
27 November 2007 - The First MicroFinance Bank’s client, Ms. Sifat Gul from Gharam Chashma, Chitral won the "Best National Micro-Entrepreneur Award Female" at the recently organised Citi-PPAF Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2007 ceremony in Islamabad.
Pakistan Post and the first MicrofinanceBank Partner towards poverty alleviation
02 October 2007 - The First MicroFinanceBank and Pakistan Post have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together for poverty alleviation.
Afghan and Pakistan Microfinance Banks Win Top Financial Transparency Awards
15 March 2007 - Microfinance banks of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM) have received top financial transparency awards from the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).
CGAP Award for The First MicroFinanceBank, Pakistan
29 July 2006 - The First MicroFinanceBank Limited (FMFB), an institution of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, received one of the coveted 2006 transparency awards from The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a subsidiary of the World Bank.
President Compaoré and the Aga Khan launch Microfinance Agency in Burkina Faso
30 July 2005 - President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso and His Highness the Aga Khan today launched the First Microfinance Agency (Première Agence de Microfinance (PAMF) in Ouagadougou.
Aga Khan Expands Microfinance to Reduce Vulnerability of the Poor
22 February 2005 - His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the expansion of a new generation of financial products and services to help some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Banking Services expanded for Tajikistan's marginalised populations
05 July 2004 - Prime Minister Okilov and Aga Khan inaugurate First MicroFinanceBank
AKFED to Set Up Afghanistan's First Microfinance Bank
18 September 2003 - The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) today received a banking licence for The First MicroFinanceBank (FMFB). The institution, with an initial capital of US$ 5 million, will be the first of its kind to be established under the country's new regulatory structure.
Microcredit Programme for Low-Income Areas in Syria
17 March 2003 - The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has launched its first micro credit facilities under agreements signed with the Syrian Ministry of Health and the Governorates of Aleppo, Hama and Tartous.
Aga Khan and Musharraf Discuss Regional Issues
12 March 2002 - New microfinance and tourism initiatives focus on poverty and economic development.
President Musharraf and Aga Khan Launch the First MicroFinanceBank
11 March 2002 - President Pervez Musharraf today inaugurated The First MicroFinanceBank Ltd. in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a ten-year, integrated conservation and landscape restoration project at the Quli Qutb Shah Tomb complex in Hyderabad was signed today.
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