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Did you know that 91% of FINCA #Uganda #solarenergy clients saved on kerosene costs bit.ly/1BT08Dd #EarthDay
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Want to have lunch with FINCA's President and CEO? Check out the latest Month of Microfinance contest for best student microfinance video: http://bit.ly/1Drtzhb
Best Student Microfinance Video. The Month of Microfinance is calling for videos from students of microfinance. Your video can explain microfinance, highlight a particular organization, or do anything else to educate about client-centered microfinance. The video will be judged based on the ...
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Edson Miugi of #Tanzania was one of the 2.7 billion adults worldwide without access to financial services. Failing to meet the requirements of commercial banks, Edson couldn't get the capital he needed to start a manufacturing business. In 2006 he approached #FINCA and started off with one borrowed sewing machine and a $430 loan. Today Edson owns 67 sewing machines and employs more than 60 people! Enjoy watching his story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJkor_35iCs #financialinclusion #smallloans
The video has been produced in collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation​. FINCA and The Mastercard Foundation are partnering to increase outreach to marginalized people and promote financial inclusion in Africa.
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‪#‎FINCAfacts‬: 1/3 of FINCA's female clients are their family’s primary breadwinners! 
Happy International ‪#‎WomensDay‬! ‪#‎MakeItHappen‬: http://bit.ly/17WaYP7
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The feeling of reaching an unconquerable end is not foreign to any of us, and Makhpuza Talibaeva of Kyrgyzstan felt that herself, being the sole supporter of her entire family, including the care of a severely disabled son. Being able to launch a business sewing quilts and clothing. Talibaeva says, “FINCA gave me the power to struggle and to keep moving forward.” No, Makhpuza – you give us the power to struggle and to keep moving forward. To ‪#‎vote‬ for her as your favorite ‪#‎microentrepreneur‬ of 2014 (or see other women deserving of your vote!), click here: http://bit.ly/1zDIpgs
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Our #FridayInspiration - Love, Chocolate and Microfinance:) 
Since his early childhood, Armen, FINCA Armenia client, dreamed of making his own chocolates and running his own factory production. Today, he owns a chocolate factory and together with his wife, which is also his muse, never ceases to continuously surprise his clients with his chocolate confectionery masterpieces. Read on to learn more about how FINCA helped Armen turn his dream into a reality: http://bit.ly/1B7LGdr
Happy #ValentinesDay!
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Breaking News: According to the 2014 Global Findex report, the world's ‪#‎unbanked‬ population shrank by 20 percent between 2011 and 2014, evidence of progress in the World Bank's ambitious goal for universal financial access by 2020. ‪#‎Financialinclusion‬ = Poverty Reduction!
The world's "unbanked" population shrank by 20 percent to 2 billion adults between 2011 and 2014 as 700 million gained access to financial services, according to the World Bank, evidence of progress in its ambitious goal for universal financial access by 2020.
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“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happy ‪#‎InternationalDayOfHappiness‬! 
On the photo: FINCA Armenia client in her bakery
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Your Favorite FINCA ‪#‎WomanEntrepreneur‬!
To honor the women who have used their FINCA microloans to develop their own businesses, we organized a competition to let supporters vote for the story that they find most inspiring. Among four extraordinary women, Makhpuza from ‪#‎Kyrgyzstan‬ received the most votes. The small loan she took from FINCA allowed her to expand her sewing business and support her entire family.
Read Makhpuza's story » http://bit.ly/1MG5ky0
With the fall of communism in Kyrgyzstan government support of the healthcare system was slashed. Doctors like Makhpuza had to give up medicine.
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What's next for ‪#‎microfinance‬ and what does it mean for the rest of the ‪#‎globaldevelopment‬ community? FINCA President and CEO shares his view on how technology is changing the industry: http://bit.ly/1wHivNB via Devex
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A vote for your favorite client is a vote for #womenempowerment   everywhere! With FINCA’s #microloans, women such as Agnes Chitsotso of Malawi, or Nafisa from Afghanistan, are empowered to live out their dreams and support their families and themselves. You can honor their labor and find out more about their accomplishments here: http://bit.ly/1zDIpgs
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"The thing that makes microfinance work in #DevelopingCountries is that people have no choice, they have to be #entrepreneurs, because nobody's going to give them a job" - FINCA's Rupert Scofield interview for Share Radio on #micrfofinance in emerging markets. For more on the topic, listen to the interview: http://bit.ly/1IUp18A
#MorningMoney is joined in the studio by @rupertscofield CEO of @FINCA on microfinance in emerging markets
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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.