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On November 27, 2022, Rupert Scofield, FINCA Canada’s co-founder, President, and CEO, passed away.
Rupert’s death is a monumental loss to FINCA Canada and the global community. Rupert constantly worked to break the cycle of poverty through groundbreaking thinking. He helped others see beyond how things are to how they could be.
Rupert believed that education was one of the keys to breaking the cycle of education, yet many families cannot afford to send their children to school. Therefore to celebrate Rupert’s life and continue to expand on his vision, we have—with blessing of his family—established the Rupert Scofield Scholarship Fund to help children of FINCA clients complete their education.
To make a gift to the Fund, please visit the Rupert Scofield Scholarship Fund webpage.
FINCA Canada works in some of the poorest countries in the world as part of the global FINCA network of organizations. Together we provide people access to capital and life-changing products and services to improve their lives and lift themselves out of poverty.
Stories of Resilience
For a long time, the reliance on kerosene lanterns gave Jane Namusisi constant worry. Now, a high-quality and affordable solar home system fills her home with clean, reliable lighting. “With kerosene lamps, I worried that the children would get burned in the house or there would be damage to my property.”
Nicolasa lost her mother when she was young and grew up in poverty. Today she is weaving a better future for her own daughter. Read her story.
Victoria Mbewe is a rural farmer. She has drastically increased her crop yields and income thanks to FINCA Ventures partner company, Good Nature Agro.
FINCA Canada was established in 2007 as part of the global FINCA International network which was founded in 1984 based on the radical idea that giving small loans to people in poverty has the power to transform entire communities. The idea proved to be remarkably effective. Today, FINCA Canada, in partnership with the FINCA Global network, provides financial services to millions around the world.