The Vietnam Microfinance Working Group (MFWG) was established as a forum for microfinance practitioners to share knowledge, skills and ideas in order to overcome the key challenges of the sector. As the peak industry body, the MFWG contributes to strengthening the voice of the sector in the policy-making sphere. Founded in 2004 as an informal organization under the NGO Resource Centre – VUFO, MFWG has launched an “open” policy to all individuals and organizations who are interested in the microfinance sector in Vietnam. In September 2011, the MFWG officially became a Center under the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME) in accordance with the Decision No. 238/QD-CTHH of the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises dated 5th September 2011 on the establishment of consulting Center on microfinance resources to small and medium enterprises (formerly the Vietnam Microfinance Working Group)