Microfinance Norway has an association and a loan fund as two separate legal entities, one membership association and the loan fund owned by the association. The original project started in 1996, and has operated under several names. The first loans were disbursed in 1997, and the new independent loan fund with a permit as a Non-Bank Financial Institution was regulated by the Finance Ministry of Norway in December 2016. The association has had many stages of development.
Objective of this good practice: to increase the outreach of financial and non-financial services thanks to the adoption of an integrated IT system that serves both the MFI and the beneficiary independent of geography - rural and city.