List of Rural Banks

The goal of the Microfinance Program in each epicenter is to have the facility gain government recognition to operate as a licensed Rural Bank, owned entirely by community members and managed by a majority female board. The Rural Bank then provides the entire epicenter community with sustainable access to savings and credit facilities.

32 Rural Banks have obtained official recognition.

CountryEpicenter*Date of Official Government Recognition
Burkina FasoNagréongo
Zincko
Loaga
Toulfé
Nongfaire
May 2002
May 2002
December 2004
December 2004
December 2004
EthiopiaJaldu
Machakel
Mesqan
Wurib
Debre Libanos
Enemore
June 2009
February 2010
September 2010
September 2010
May 2011
May 2011
GhanaAtuobikrom
Nsuta-Aweregya
Matsekope
May 2005
May 2005
December 2006
Malawi
Nsondole
Ligowe
Champiti
Jali
Nchalo
Kachindamoto
Majete
November 2005
September 2012
September 2012
December 2013
December 2013
May 2014
May 2014
SenegalMpal
Coki
April 2000
June 2014
UgandaWakiso
Mpigi
Kiboga
Iganga
Kiringente
Mbarara
Kiruhura
Namayumba
Mbale

June 2004
January 2006
January 2007
March 2008
May 2009
August 2010
May 2012
June 2013
June 2013

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*Epicenters are THP-mobilized clusters of rural villages where women and men are mobilized to create and run their own programs to meet basic needs. Learn more about our Epicenter Strategy.

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