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1101 14th St Nw
11th Fl

District of Columbia 20005

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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.

FINCA''s mission 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.

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A number of years ago I did extensive research on the impact various approaches have to cyclical poverty and global population growth, both of which I consider to be root cause factors in many of our challenges. Empowering small primarily women based businesses in a disciplined approach to business... more »
I have read the reviews and I too do not want to donate to a charity where the CEO and board members receive way too high compensation... more »
93% of donations goes directly to clients, providing micro-loans, primarily to women. Plenty has been written recently about unscrupulous microfinance organizations who tempt people to overextend themselves and then squeeze them dry. FINCA's rate for in-arrears more than 30 days is a very ... more »
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