In 2020, FINCA Ventures impacted over 3 million lives in 27 countries through its 15 portfolio companies. The second annual impact report highlights the accomplishments. In addition to expanding its portfolio and ensuring that its capital supports investees to weather the COVID-19 storm, FINCA Ventures also pivoted in 2020. It revamped its strategy to focus on three core pillars—global health, agriculture and livelihoods, and financial inclusion—while also continuing its commitment to gender equality and gender-lens investing as a cross-cutting theme. This commitment is evident when looking at its investment portfolio, where 60 percent of investments are supporting women-owned businesses.
The impact report showcases FINCA Ventures’ commitment to creating sustainable social impact, which allowed it and its investees to face the challenges of 2020 undaunted.