The microfinance sector in Indonesia is one of the largest in the world with over 64,000 microfinance institutions (MFIs), some in existence for over 100 years. However, most low-income people in Indonesia still lack access to financial services. The majority of MFIs in Indonesia are characterized by low growth in outreach and inefficient systems with a lack of access to affordable capital as their main constraint. There is a large potential for growth in the sector if key inputs can be effectively provided on a wide scale across Indonesia.
MICRA’s mission is to build the institutional strength and outreach of the Indonesian microfinance sector, by providing a full range of high quality, best-practice technical inputs, and support to all industry stakeholders in a sustainable and demand-driven manner.
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The Microfinance Innovation Center for Resources and Alternatives (MICRA) is an Indonesian foundation focused solely on the development of the microfinance sector. MICRA was founded by Mercy Corps, an international NGO, in 2006 to institutionalize its joint “Commercial Linkages Pilot Project” with IFC PENSA, as well as its long history of support to MFI’s throughout Indonesia.
MICRA has extensive expertise in the Indonesian microfinance sector, we provide our clients with the advantage of deep market knowledge to a range of MFI’s, varying in sizes, legal types and geographic coverage. MICRA offers a holistic approach to the meso-level support sector through strong linkages between units that foster learning and creativity.
MICRA has undertaken various projects for clients such as DIG, HIVOS, World Bank, ILO, Mercy Corps, FORD Foundation, BSR, Central Bank of Indonesia, OJK, GTZ, Grameen Foundation, Intellecap, Rabobank Foundation, Mix Market, as well as individual MFIs including BPR Inti Dana based in Jakarta, Moris Rasik in Timor Leste, CU Sawiran in East Java, KOMIDA, and many more. For more than millions of low income underserved in Indonesia, we are here to carry the light and be the resource for innovations.