Blog Posts by Michael Leen
Partnership to Transform Agency Banking in FINCA Zambia
18 Mar 2019Blog
FINCA Zambia, Comic Relief and Jersey Overseas Aid partner to bring financial access and education to the rural poor in Zambia.
Empowering Women with Finance, Farming and Clean Energy
12 Mar 2019Blog
In honor of International Women’s Day 2019, FINCA International hosted a discussion on empowering women through finance, farming and clean energy.
Infographic: Assessing Living Standards & Business Profiles in DR Congo
4 Mar 2019Blog
A survey in DR Congo reveals interesting insights into the household poverty, living standards and business profiles of FINCA microfinance clients.
NextBillion: Health Tops the List of Solar and Clean Cookstove Benefits
27 Feb 2019Media Coverage
A survey of BrightLife clients indicates solar lighting and improved cookstoves are mostly valued for their perceived contributions to a healthier home.
Remembering Each and Every Client
20 Feb 2019Blog
Meet Judith Ocendi, a BrightLife sales supervisor overseeing a team of sales agents who are bringing affordable, clean energy products to Ugandan families.
Inside Forbes Councils Podcast: Investing for Social Impact and Profit
19 Feb 2019Media Coverage
On an Inside Forbes Councils podcast, FINCA International President and CEO, Rupert Scofield, speaks about investing for both social impact and profit.
Rupert Scofield in Forbes: Funding a Nonprofit through Social Enterprise
14 Feb 2019Media Coverage
In an expert panel for Forbes, Rupert Scofield offers a tip for how nonprofit organizations can adopt a social enterprise model to grow nonprofit funding.
FINCA Announced a Winner in the 2018 CGAP Photo Contest
13 Feb 2019Media Coverage
A winning photo from FINCA International and Alison Wright shows how digital finance reaches people in remote areas and brings energy access in Uganda.
NextBillion: Learnings from FINCA’s Experiences as an Impact Investor
4 Feb 2019Media Coverage
FINCA Ventures Managing Director, Ami Dalal, shares three lessons learned as an impact investor and implications for partnership and investment.
BrightLife President & CEO Featured in Devex: Reaching the Unbanked
25 Jan 2019Media Coverage
BrightLife and Solaris Offgrid co-author a piece in Devex on how payment technologies are expanding the frontiers of energy access and financial inclusion.