Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA) is the national network of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in Afghanistan. It was established in 2005 by the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA), microfinance practitioners, and other stakeholders. AMA was registered with the Ministry of Justice of Afghanistan in 2007. Due to limited resources and activities, AMA was not very active until 2010 and was almost a dormant organization.With support from USAID’s Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project, and the continued backing of MISFA, AMA positioned itself as an association that promotes the broader development finance sector in Afghanistan.
AMA is one of the founding members of the South Asian Micro-entrepreneur Network (SAMN) and has been an active member since 2009. Currently, AMA serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of SAMN. In 2012, AMA also became a member of the Social Enterprise and Education Promotion (SEEP) Network.