Mifos, SACCOs and Credit Unions
The Perfect Marriage
If ever two movements were meant to work together, it is the credit union movement and the Mifos initiative. We have a shared mission to end poverty, we have shared principals, member control, independence and cooperative methodologies. Together we can accomplish a lot.
The Mifos Initiative was honored to host a webinar “Transforming Financial Inclusion: Mifos, SACCOs & Credit Unions” attended by 130 financial inclusion influencers, developers, volunteers and financial institutions – all focused on the same mission – bringing financial services to the 3 billion unbanked in the world. Cooperative growth and the strong alignment between Mifos & Credit Unions was the main theme of the presentation.
From its very origin, the credit union community has been dedicated to helping one another grow since its German beginnings in the mid 1800s. Because of people wanting to help people by pooling their money to make small loans, the credit union movement was born. Through a spirit of cooperation, credit unions rapidly spread throughout Europe, India, North America, South America, Africa and the rest of the world.
The Mifos platform began with similar humble roots in microfinance providing a free and open source lending platform to reach the unbanked. Because of people wanting to help people gain effective and affordable technology, the Mifos Initiative was born. Today Mifos X has extended its reach to all types of financial service providers – Cooperatives, SACCOs, Credit Unions, Banks and even runs as the core system for sophisticated financial delivery systems.
Today the unserved are in emerging markets around the globe. These markets are all about digital financial services. We are witnessing considerable growth in in digital payments, in remittances, and in mobile money. To be a modern financial institution – even in the most remote parts of the world – we need to have a modern connected core banking system. Obviously this needs to be VERY inexpensive. Mifos X being free and open source is that system.
Mifos technology is the future of financial services. Everyone is moving into this brave new world of digital, cloud based service delivery; when you adopt Mifos, you will be miles ahead and ready for the challenges of tomorrow.
Take some time to look at the recorded webinar and see how – together – we make impactful change.