October 7, 2014

FINCA Kicked off its 30th at the House of Commons in London

FINCA Kicked off its 30th at the House of Commons in London

FINCA proudly kicked off its 30th year of creating brighter futures on Tuesday October 7th in the Members Dining Room at the House of Commons in London.

FINCA’s Leadership Team were joined by an unprecedented gathering of 150 Social Enterprise supporters and thought leadersfor an inspiring discussion of social enterprise development and how FINCA’s successful partnerships create sustainable and scalable solutions in the global fight to alleviate poverty.

When FINCA first implemented the concept of Village Banking, none of us could have imagined the tremendous impact of this important work. Today, nearly two million clients are working their way out of poverty thanks to the generous support of FINCA donors and longstanding partners like Credit Suisse.

For three decades, we at FINCA have been inspired by the promise of investing in the world poorest entrepreneurs to give a hand up–not a hand out. Our journey has brought us to a place in time filled with extraordinary opportunities.

Your compassion has helped fight poverty worldwide for three decades and with your continued support this crucial mission continues.

Enjoy watching this great summary of the event:

Speakers at the event included Laura Hemrika, Head of the Impact and Microfinance Capacity Building Initiative at Credit Suisse; Rachel Robbins, FINCA Microfinance Holding Board Member and former VP and General Counsel at the IFC, Rupert Scofield, President and CEO of FINCA International, and Richard Kennedy, Managing Director at FINCA UK.

Laura Hemrika Credit Suisse

Laura Hemrika, Head of the Impact and Microfinance Capacity Building Initiative at Credit Suisse

Rachel Robbins, FINCA Microfinance Holding board member and former VP and General Counsel at the IFC

Rachel Robbins, FINCA Microfinance Holding board member and former VP and General Counsel at the IFC

Rupert Scofield at FINCA 30th anniversary

Rupert Scofield, FINCA President and CEO

“It’s been a great journey, but we’re just getting started”

– Rupert Scofield

Shortly after the event, FINCA’s President and CEO Rupert Scofield, spoke to Michael Wilson from UK’s Arise TV about  how microfinance works and what it is to work and feel that your work makes a difference.

More about the interview here »