Foundation for International Community Assistance FINCA

The Foundation for International Community Assistance FINCA International is a non-profit, microfinance organization, founded by John Hatch in 1984. Sometimes referred to as the “World Bank for the Poor” and a “poverty vaccine for the planet”,[2] FINCA is the innovator of the village banking methodology in microcredit and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern day microfinance. With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., FINCA has 21 affiliated host-country institutions (affiliates), in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Along with Grameen Bank and Accion International, FINCA is considered to be one of the most influential microfinance organizations in the world.[3] … (full long text on en.wikipedia).

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About: FINCA International provides financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.  

We target the poorest of the working poor: those who have the least access to services such as loans, savings programs, and insurance. Our clients include women, who make up 70 percent of the world’s poor; individuals unable to find work in the formal sector; families displaced by war and internal conflict; the rural poor; and those affected by chronic poverty.

With more than 20 years’ experience and over 800,000 clients on five continents, FINCA offers a proven solution to poverty. Please browse our site to learn more about FINCA and microfinance.

Mission, Vision:

The mission of FINCA International is to provide financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living …

The vision of FINCA International is to be a global microfinance network collectively serving more low-income entrepreneurs than any other MFI while operating on commercial principles of performance and sustainability.

FINCA today reaches over 800,000 clients in 21 countries. But the scope of global poverty compels us all to do more. At the beginning of the new century, the nations of the world agreed to work toward eight Millennium Development Goals that would eliminate extreme poverty and hunger.

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