OUR HISTORY

2002

Founded

Founded within Opportunity International, US-based microfinance network

Opportunity

2004

Weather Index Africa

Launched Africa’s first Weather Index Insurance product in Malawi

Portrait of an African smallholder farmer against a backdrop of Maize. Kikwe Village, Arumeru District, Arusha, Tanzania

2006

Became the Micro Insurance Agency

The world’s first intermediary dedicated to to insurance emerging consumers

woman holding baby

2008

Funded by a $24.2 multi-million grant

from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

B&MG

2009

Launched a market-leading credit insurance product for microfinance banks

Portrait of an African man. Kikwe Village, Arumeru District, Arusha, Tanzania

2010

Launched Tigo Family Care Insurance in Ghana

Tigo

2011

Reached 3 million customers

Filipino farmer using an ox to plough a rice paddy. Iloilo, Philippines

2011

Named: One of Africa’s 20 Most Innovative Companies

Financial Technology Africa Magazine

Market traders selling a range of fresh food produce and cooking products. Kaneshie Market. Accra, Ghana

2012

Winner: Best Innovative Mobile Product

Mobile World Ghana Awards

2013

Converted to a for-profit social enterprise

With equity investment from Telenor, Omidyar Network, IFC and Opportunity International

Kate Waiganjo of MicroEnsure talks to microfinance clients about microinsurance at a group meeting. Nairobi, Kenya

2013

Launched mobile insurance with Telenor in 2 markets in Asia

telenor

2014

Launched mobile insurance with Airtel in 7 markets in Africa

Vegetable stall made from a wheelbarrow in the market at Kajiado, Kenya

2014

Winner

Best Microinsurance Provider in Africa – Kalahari Awards

MMA

2014

AXA and Sanlam invest

And we reach 8 million customers
AXASanlam

2015

Winner - FT/IFC Excellence in Transformational Business Award

FT_IFC

2015

Launched mobile insurance with Telenor India, reaching 20 million new customers in 148 days

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