Deployment Case Studies

Want to learn from other MFIs that have deployed Mifos? Want to share your knowledge with the community?

Here's how. These pages serve as live case studies to share lessons learned and best practices from your deployment. Create your own deployment case study ; for each stage of the deployment you can post any challenges you overcame, advice for others, and templates/tools you used.
Ideally you will maintain this case study while deployment is ongoing but if you're deployment is already complete, this a great place to do a post-mortem analysis of the deployment.

MFI: Grameen Koota

Specialist: IBM and Grameen Foundation

Grameen Koota was the beta customer for Mifos - they were the first deployment and are now serving more than 450,000 clients on the Mifos platform. 

MFI: Jitegemea Credit Scheme

Mifos Specialist: Adept Systems

Jitegemea is a small MFI located in Nairobi, Kenya. They're now currently serving approximately 14,000 clients across 17 branches.  They chose to deploy Mifos for the flexibility and security it would provide as they expanded their services to the rural districts. They worked closely with Adept Systems to automate their manual Excel-based operations and integrate with their Pastel accounting system. 

List of Branches:
  • Ruiru
  • Ngong
  • Kitengela
  • Jogoo Road East
  • Jogoo Road West
  • CBD
  • Kagundo Road
  • Nakuru
  • Meru
  • Maua
  • Kerugoya
  • Embu
  • Malindi
  • Mombasa
  • Thika
  • Nyeri
  • Eldoret (most recent)


Lumana is a small Seattle-based MFI working in rural areas of the Volta Region of Ghana.  Lumana began working in the village of Atorkor in 2009 and now serves clients in Atorkor, Dzita, Srogboe, Whuti and Anloga. Currently we have just over 200 clients engaged in businesses such as farming, fish processing, tailoring, trading food selling and kente (traditional Ghanian cloth) weaving.

Kongalend is a development-centred Namibian microfinance institution, operating according to commercial principles. Kongalend goal is to provide financial inclusion to their clients, achieving this by providing affordable financial services to those with limited or no access to such services.

Kongalend offers a range of collateral-free power loan products to qualifying applicants wishing to acquire a variety of renewable energy technologies, for lighting, pumping water and powering a range of household appliances, including solar water heaters.

Kongalend also extends a range of credit products tailored to provide bridging and capital equipment finance to SMEs engaged in productive and value-added activities.

To that end, Mozambique MIFOS Iniciative will implement a MIFOS that will allow sustainable growth for the Microcredit activities and expansion to several Namibian regions with loan and savings products.

MFI: Associação Progresso - Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Specialist: SBS/Afrisys

Associação Progresso provides agricultural and trade credit loans to the poor throughout the districts of Mueda Muidumbe Nangade and in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.  They're working with SBS and Afrisys based out of Maputo to complete their deployment.