What We Do

The Auckland Microfinance Initiative (AMI) is a student-led, charitable organisation that is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of empowering young people through social finance and social enterprise. To achieve this mission, we provide:

  • Pro-bono consulting and research services to microfinance institutions, charities and social initiatives;
  • General membership events, such as case competitions and professional development workshops.

Pro-bono consulting & REsearch services

AMI recruits approximately 30 students annually to join our Consulting or Research Teams.

Our consultants are collectively assigned pro-bono consulting projects to work on over the university semester. Our Executive Team works alongside our partners to develop the individual pro-bono consulting projects. Examples of our previous work and upcoming projects can be found here.

Our Research Team is assigned to a specialist research area to work on over the university semester. Research topics are social finance related, and are developed by our Executive Team. Examples of upcoming research projects can be found here.


AMI regularly hosts general member events, including case competitions, guest speaker panels, and professional development workshops. To find out more about our case competitions, please see our events page. More information about our professional development programme can be found here.

To sign-up as a general member and for more information, come find us during O-Week in the UoA Business School Foyer or in the Quad.