|AIAMED had beginnings in the South Asia Network
(SAN) in 1994. It got registered as a Trust in 1997 to act as a support
organisation and also as a network. Its mission is to strengthen non-governmental
and other type of organisations involved in micro finance and micro
enterprise either fully or partially as its program component. Apart
from Capacity Building of these organisations, it is also involved
in Institutional Strengthening of the sector. AIAMED though its work
on networking, joint action, information sharing, training, study
and research hopes to achieve its aims. The Board of Trustees and
Board of Governors govern AIAMED.
AIAMED is a part of ‘Micro-Credit Summit
Campaign’ to reach 100 million poor people by 2005.
AIAMED aims to make development finance a significant national
strategy for enabling the poor to productive citizens-and contribute
with dignity in nation building.
| It’s mission is to develop accountable and sustainable retail
development finance organisations.
| AIAMED’s strategy is to provide a platform
for community development finance organisations to come together ,share
and experience similar vision of empowering the poor without handouts
or subsidies . Our effort is to build effective coalitions and collective
efficency through networking ,joint action ,capacity building and
institutional strengthening study and research ,documentationand sharing
of information .
AIAMED is guided by four core values:
- Respect - Our respect for one another compels us to
fully value and affirm the dignity and uniqueness of each client.
This respect is also the foundation for our relationship with
our clients’ communities and our relationship with others
involved in our work – Donors, Creditors, Colleagues and
Fellow members of the network.
- Commitment to the cause of the poor – We focus
our energy and efforts on our clients, their families and their
communities. Their business needs and expectations determine the
services we provide and their well being inspires what we do.
- Integrity – We commit to integrating actively
what we believe in what we do.
- Stewardship – We are committed to being good stewards
of our own resources and those of our clients, donors, creditors
and colleagues by exercising a thoughtful and cost effective use
of the time, skills and finances we have. Our efforts is to provide
quality services and maximise the opportunities.
- Bankability and reducing the vulnerability of the poor.