FINCA International, Inc. Overview
Programs: FINCA's primary concentration is providing microloans to the very poor through the Village Banking methodology, a means of providing financial services to those who could not otherwise obtain them. FINCA currently has programs in LATIN AMERICA: Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Haiti; AFRICA: Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo; EURASIA: Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan; GREATER MIDDLE EAST: Afghanistan and Jordan. 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.