Mutahid DFI was established in April 2011 and is directly supported by MISFA. Mutahid Development Finance Institution is an Afghan Development Finance Institution which aims to offer financial services to, and create opportunities for, Afghan entrepreneurs, through an operationally self-sustainable, innovative, development finance institution.

Mutahid-DFI is considered not only an economic tool to alleviate poverty but also an approach to a social mission

The creation of Mutahid (meaning United in English) is an opportunity to combine the best components of these six consolidated microfinance institutions in to "Mutahid" and to salvage the significant (several million dollars) investments made over the last few years to create one larger, stronger and sustainable, best practice MFI based on the core principles of ideas, ethics and hard work while incorporating the lessons learned of previous years.