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FINCA supports hard-working entrepreneurs to grow businesses, build assets and pursue their dreams!
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Find out what it's like to be a poor woman in one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere: http://bit.ly/1NP7A7i
Think it's tough to be poor? Try being a poor woman in the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Find out where by taking our quiz.
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On April 20th, leaders from various microfinance organizations gathered together to discuss the future of microfinance. The consensus among the four leaders was that serving more women and investing in technology were the key areas microfinance organizations should focus on for the future.

Learn more insights from the four microfinance leaders: http://bit.ly/1NLUAPU
Leaders from various microfinance organizations gathered together to discuss the future of microfinance, serving more women and how technology can reach the unbanked.
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With communications cut-off, the full extent of the damage caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake to FINCA’s Ecuador offices and the communities in which we work is still unknown, but what is known is that FINCA’s commitment to our clients will remain steadfast as they begin the difficult process of rebuilding.

Stand with them by making a generous donation to support FINCA’s work in Ecuador and beyond. http://bit.ly/1SsXvnY #EcuadorEarthquake
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"There’s no question that we’ve made an impact. There are many people now with access to financial services that didn’t have that access before. That’s a good thing, it’s a necessary thing."

Rupert Scofield, President of FINCA International, talks to City A.M. about changing the world through financial services: http://bit.ly/23B1L6C
When I spoke to Rupert Scofield, he’d just got in the door from Malawi.
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Saykal Smadiyarova from Kyrgyzstan had the courage to follow her dream to open a bakery. What dreams have you had the courage to follow?
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Nearly 2 billion people worldwide need access to basic financial services so they can make the most of their resources and take part in their local economies.

Learn how one woman changed her life with the help of small loans from FINCA in our latest infographic: http://bit.ly/26vbNIP
To support her family, Maria Dolores Onicol borrowed loans from FINCA to grow her weaving business. Learn how microfinance changed Maria's life.
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FINCA is a finalist for the Month of Microfinance (#MoMF16) best #microfinance video contest! We need your votes!

Watch our entry on how small loans changed Mama Kapu's life and vote for us here: http://bit.ly/1SMjHtm
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Today, thousands of FINCA clients in the Democratic Republic of Congo utilize banking agents to access financial services, make payments or save money.

Rupert Scofield, President of FINCA International, explores how agency banking can reach unbanked people in the more remote and rural areas of the countries FINCA serves. http://bit.ly/1NDllpI
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FINCA clients in Haiti explain, in their own words, how your generosity helped them build brighter futures for their families: http://bit.ly/1Xvg214
In Their Own Words... Hear how FINCA is changing lives in Haiti
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Chris Kizza was once an intern, assisting FINCA’s loan officers in Malawi as they helped clients receive loans, make payments and build their businesses.

Today, over a decade later, Chris is the CEO of FINCA Malawi.

Investing in local leaders, like Chris, helps FINCA to develop the services and tools that millions of hard-working entrepreneurs will use to improve their lives and their communities.

Learn more about Chris Kizza: http://bit.ly/23ljvCL
From Intern to CEO: A FINCA Leadership Story. Chris Kizza was once an intern to FINCA loan officers in Malawi. Today he's the CEO of FINCA Malawi.
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Annie, a client from the Democratic Republic of Congo, shared her success story of running a restaurant with FINCA’s staff in Washington, DC. Annie wore a self-made shirt full of FINCA symbols and expressed her gratitude for FINCA's economic assistance on her business. This was her first trip to the United States, one she says she may not have been able to make over a decade ago.

“Thanks to FINCA, I could afford to pay for the tickets to travel to the United States of America.” Meet Annie and learn more about her story: http://bit.ly/1qajsvQ
Annie Boma Kamuanya, a client from the DRC, stopped by FINCA’s headquarters in Washington, DC to share her success story with FINCA’s staff.
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Charitable Microfinance Organization
Introduction
FINCA provides microfinance services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living. We are an anti-poverty organization whose work is aimed at creating employment, raising family incomes, and reducing poverty worldwide.

We offer small loans and other products to those turned down by traditional banks, believing that even the poor have a right to financial services. With these loans, families can invest in, and build, their own small businesses and their income-earning capacity. Worldwide, our clients post repayment rates over 97 percent.

FINCA pioneered the “Village Banking method” of credit delivery, now used by hundreds of organizations worldwide. Our programs reach the poor in more diverse countries than any other microcredit provider. We operate Village Banking programs in 21 countries around the world, serving more than 800,000 people – 70% women.

FINCA is not a typical charity. We offer loans, not gifts, and we promote financial independence, both among our clients and in our programs. Although we are a nonprofit, we operate using sound business principles and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Our work enables poor families to create their own solutions to poverty. Our Village Banking methodology promotes community and individual development, helping lift entire communities out of poverty.