FINCA International, Inc. Overview
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District of Columbia 20005
Target demographics: FINCA provides small loans and other financial services to hardworking, impoverished microentrepreneurs to help them build small businesses so they can improve their families' living standards and give their children a brighter future.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1.7 million clients, impacting more than 8.2 million children and adults in their families.
Geographic areas served: 23 countries on five continents, serving clients in Africa, Latin America, Eurasia and Middle East/South Asia
Programs: Financial services, including Village Banking and small group loans, individual loans, savings accounts, microinsurance, money transfers, agricultural loans, Islamic microfinance products, microenergy loans, and other financial services for those who could not otherwise obtain them. Village Banking is distinguished from other microcredit methods by the responsibility and autonomy given borrowers in running their banks. Technical Assistance is provided to Village Banking groups to encourage savings and community development activities.