The Italian Microfinance Network – RITMI – was created in February 2008, on the initiative of institutions operating in the microfinance field. In particular, subjects operating in Italy, microcredit and microfinance consultancy companies, study and research centers, private and public associations, solidarity and charitable organizations, promoters, and donors.
The creation of new entrepreneurship, programmes promoting equal opportunities, ethical finance experiences are the activities developed within the Network. Among the working priorities of Ritmi, besides credit to the non-bankable, there is the issue of over-indebtedness and the mortgage crisis.
RITMI is committed, among the institutions practicing microcredit and microfinance, to satisfy the operational needs of these institutions at the political level, to give more political, economic and social visibility to microcredit and microfinance in our country.
President: Giampietro Pizzo
Vicepresident: Heidi Ceffa
Emanuele Cabras – Coopfin
Lucio Ciardo – Fond. De Grisantis
Gaetano Giunta – Fond. di Comunità di Messina
Massimo Laccisaglia – Microcredito d’impresa
Andrea Limone – Permicro
Adriano Pallaro – Banca Etica
- Fighting social and financial exclusion
- Supporting the creation of new entrepreneurship and employment
- Development of financial education and community engagement actions
RITMI collaborates with a number of international network
Albanian Microfinance Association, AsCAR RV, Asociación Española de Microfinanzas, Association of Microfinance Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Association of Microfinance institutions of Kosovo, European Microfinance Network, Fejer Enterprise Agency, Treball Solidari, Hungarian Microfinance Network, Microfinance Center, Monte Credit, NOA.Financojme, Patria Credit, Patria Bank, Romanian Microfinance Association, UNCAR.