PAMF's primary objectives are to reduce poverty, diminish the vulnerability of poor populations and alleviate economic and social exclusion. It aims to help people become self-reliant and eventually gain the skills needed to graduate into the mainstream financial markets.
PAMF's underlying principles are:
1) Long term sustainability – defined as full coverage of costs through revenues and the generation of a modest surplus to finance expansion,
2) Broad outreach with national coverage and supply of services to a range of economic sectors,
3) Maximum impact on the economic livelihoods of the target clientele.