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Each year, cupid brings love for those who celebrate Valentine’s Day. For our hard-working, low-income entrepreneurs around the world, cupid brings a chance to grow their businesses, earn more income and change their lives.

Here is how three FINCA clients are gearing up their flower and chocolate businesses for the day of love: http://bit.ly/1QaQh6O
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Imagine having to travel three hours just to deposit money or apply for a loan. For millions of people around the world, especially in remote areas, this is a daily reality.

Watch how FINCA, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is growing a network of banking agents in Africa to help reach more people with financial services. No branch required. http://bit.ly/1QhISwN
Imagine having to travel three hours just to deposit money or apply for a loan. For millions of people around the world, especially in remote areas, this is a daily reality. They often risk losing money from time traveled or theft on the journey to the bank branch.
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International Women's Day is coming next month! #IWD2016 is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

In celebration of IWD, FINCA is hosting a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 1 focused on the role female #entrepreneurship plays in equalizing the global #gender gap.

Interested in attending the event in Washington, DC? Register here: http://bit.ly/1Km7K9L
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Years ago, Ugandan Aminah Nanyombi struggled to pay for her children’s education. Today, with the help of FINCA loans, she happily balances working at her milk shop and sending her four children to school.

Learn more about Aminah: http://bit.ly/1Pjtjbs
FINCA loans helped Amina secure her children's future. They attend a school regularly and her family eats healthily. Aminah also was able build a house.
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Do earnings, a job and savings make you happy? Experts from a recent world study say yes and that access to formal banking helps, too.

"We collectively see clear links between employment status, access to saving and happiness,” said Neli Esipova, the Gallup World Poll regional research director.

Learn more about the study results in The Guardian: http://bit.ly/1SuAbF9
Do earnings, a job and savings make you happy? Yes, mostly, and access to formal banking helps, too, experts say
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We haven't fully secured all of our match funding, so there's still time for you to have your gift multiplied with three additional dollars for every dollar you donate today!

Multiply your impact: http://bit.ly/1QRkXb2
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Andrée Simon, the new Co-CEO of FINCA's microfinance network, talks to the Washington Post about her background, leadership and her new role.

Read the interview here: http://wpo.st/PiCA1
Co-chief executive of FINCA Microfinance Holding, a D.C.-based global microfinance organization
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What effects do microfinance programs have on the people they serve? A recent study explored how ‪#‎microfinance‬ initiatives affect the poor and found that most evidence points to positive results.

Learn about how ‪#‎microcredit‬ and ‪#‎savings‬ impact lives here: http://bit.ly/1QGuaSw
What effects do microfinance programs have on the people they serve? A recent study explored how microfinance initiatives affect the poor.
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On a cold winter day, nothing warms you up like an inspirational story (or two)! For many of our clients around the world, the cold months are a time to work harder to reach more customers, expand their businesses and provide for their families.

Here are two enterprising women who are determined to improve their family members’ lives, despite the drop in temperature: http://bit.ly/1PYnH2H
For many FINCA clients, the cold winter months are a time to work harder to reach more customers, expand businesses and provide for families.
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How financially literate is the world? And why does it matter? Standard & Poor's answers some of these questions in their recently released report: "Financial Literacy Around the World."

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1njz51X
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For years, Nelson Zuniga Lopez struggled to get a loan from big, commercial banks to manage his nursery of fruit trees in Jinotepe, Nicaragua. “The big banks don’t serve people like me,” he says.

FINCA didn’t turn Nelson away. With a specialized agricultural loan from FINCA, Nelson was able to purchase soil, fertilizer and insecticide and pay for the salaries of his employees. Business is booming, and Nelson's future has never looked brighter.

Visit Nelson's nursery: http://bit.ly/1K00yQy
Today, Nelson is happy that his business is steadily growing in Nicaragua, but it wasn’t so long ago when he struggled to expand his business.
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Our hard-working clients strive for success to build their businesses and improve their lives!
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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.