Poverty is multi-dimensional, and its many challenges are interconnected. At FINCA, we know the solutions are, too.
FINCA Canada believes we can break down the vicious cycle of inter-generational poverty by promoting economic justice and financial inclusion for all.
We are a pioneer in using microfinance as a tool for economic development. Driven by technological advancements, we continue to grow and provide innovative microfinance services, while investing in social impact businesses. We believe that access to life-enhancing products and a thorough understanding of of low-income populations, gained through high quality research, are necessary to improve lives and strengthen communities.
Millions of the world’s poor trust FINCA — because FINCA puts trust in them.
FINCA’s Approach to Economic Inclusion
FINCA’s journey began with a simple idea: If everyone could be included in the economy and gain access to the resources needed to be productive, people’s lives would improve and communities would become stronger.
For over 30 years, FINCA has provided millions of low-income people access to loans and other financial services. As a social enterprise dedicated to financial inclusion, our model has been able to offer a unique ground-up approach to market development.
And we’re proof that social enterprises work.
Now we’re expanding our focus to invest in other social enterprises to address pressing social issues like clean energy, water and sanitation, and healthcare and nutrition.
Research is at the core of everything we do, ensuring that we measure our impact on the people we serve.
FINCA’s microfinance operations span 21 countries, serving nearly 2 million clients.
With our growing social enterprises in Africa, our outreach is among the broadest and most comprehensive of today’s not-for-profit organizations. We also operate in some of the most challenging economic environments in the world.
FINCA invests heavily in building local teams. We empower our network to find innovative ways to reach more underserved and marginalized communities.