The Community for Open Source Microfinance is a diverse collective of participants building a microfinance movement powered by open source innovation. We make microfinance more open and effective by equipping MFIs with software, collaboration tools and a local support network to use technology to reach the poor.
Our community is the backbone of the Mifos Initiative and is made up of three audiences that collaborate together to achieve our vision – microfinance institutions using the Mifos software, Specialists supporting and implementing Mifos at these MFIs, and volunteer contributors developing and extending the Mifos software platform. They breathe life into our platform through their passion and dedication.
COSM employees a small team to organize the community, promote its growth, help it collaborate and make its members shine. We are backed by a board of directors and group of advisors who provide us the visionary thinking to grow and the critical expertise to overcome challenges as we build our community.