Developing a Housing Microfinance. Product: The First Microfinance Bank's Experience in Afghanistan

The objective of this case study is to document an example of the successful design and implementation of housing microfnance (HMF) products by analyzing the approach taken by the First Microfnance Bank of Afghanistan (FMFB-A) from 2009 to 2013. This report aims to encourage other lenders to follow suit and offer housing-related loans to low-income earners. It is part of IFC’s MENA Microfnance Knowledge Management project, which aims to raise awareness among microfnance institutions (MFIs) about the importance of risk management, product development, and transformation.

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