Mi-fi was founded

December 1, 2015

Students of the University of Zurich founded the microfinance association Mi-fi. The goal was to involve students in a dialogue with public and private organisations in Switzerland and abroad, to initiate action among future leaders, and to create new ideas as well as connections.

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Mi-fi Day

April 19, 2016

We organized our first Mi-fi Day on the 19th of April 2016. Our overall question was “Does Microfinance help build and/or develop capacities where they are needed most?” Several companies and organizations attended and provided speakers. There were presentations, discussions and workshops.

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Mi-fi Module

July 1, 2016

The Mi-fi Module is a designed as a service to support MFIs through basic “consulting”. The first Mi-fi Module took place in July 2016 with two of our members going to Georgia. Mi-fi worked together with the Microfinance company Crystal, providing fresh thoughts on extension services, in combination with Value Chain…

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Mi-fi Meet with blue Orchard

October 12, 2016

Topic: “small innovations, BIG IMPACT“

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Mi-Fi Meet with responsAblilty

October 25, 2016

Topic: “Fintech and Development: Silver Bullet or Fool’s Gold?”

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Mi-fi is now part of the Swiss Microfinance Platform

November 1, 2016

We are happy to be an official member of the Swiss Microfinance Platform. More information on: http://microfinanceplatform.ch

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Mi-Fi Meet with Credit Suisse

November 15, 2016

Topic: “Microfinance 2.0: Technology and trends for scale and impact.”

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Mi-fi Visits the European Microfinance Week

November 16, 2016

Amira and Damian from Mi-fi were given the chance to attend the 10th annual European Microfinance Week in Luxembourg. From November 16th to 18th, more than 400 practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders from the microfinance industry met to discuss various topics relevant to the sector.

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Mi-fi goes into Hibernation

January 2, 2017

Following a successful year 2016, the team of Mi-fi decides to pursue related activities individually and in several smaller teams. The student organisation goes into Hibernation. We gladly continue to provide our Website as a small information hub on Microfinance.

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