Micro Finance-Prime Motto
Outreach and sustainability are two critical objectives for microfinance institutions (MFIs).
Outreach is also an indicator of the institution’s social mission—to scale up and provide services to as many people as possible.
Sustainability, in contrast, requires operating at a level of profitability that allows sustained service delivery without dependence on subsidized inputs
This represents the institution’s commercial strategy. For MFIs, managing growth is the process of balancing the objectives of outreach (social mission) and sustainability (commercial strategy).