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Billions of people worldwide lack access to opportunity.

There is no shortage of talent, wisdom or potential in the world, but there is a lack of opportunity to capitalize on it.

We are committed to a better way.

Since our founding in 1984, we have challenged the conventional wisdom about the role of a charity and the purpose of a donation. FINCA is at the vanguard of a growing global social movement that believes people are the world’s greatest untapped natural resource.

We believe people are capable of building their own pathways out of poverty. Our work is living proof that the solution to global poverty lies in unleashing the wisdom, talent and work ethic of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

Our sustainable solutions help people determine their own destiny.

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Financial Empowerment

From small loans and secure savings accounts to financial education—we offer resources that help people grow their incomes and build financial stability.

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Investing in Social Entrepreneurs

We invest in businesses that are creating products and services designed to help marginalized people build resilience and create prosperity.

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Meaningful Measurement

Our Research and Data Science team is setting a new standard in measuring what most matters in the lives of the people we serve.

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Igniting a revolution in human potential

As we celebrate FINCA’s 40th Anniversary, it is important to take a moment to reflect on the tens of millions of lives we’ve changed. It’s also an opportunity to reflect on how—despite incredible success—we can do more.

I have never been more excited about this moment in history. We have not yet realized the full potential for microfinance because the systems and tools of the past few decades were not designed to sustainably scale our business model. But things are different now. In just the past few years, global technology and infrastructure have caught up to the abiding promise we have made to the world’s most disadvantaged people.

It’s a promise we intend to keep.

We have the opportunity—and the moral obligation—to ensure that the progress we make in the coming years surpasses what we’ve achieved in the past 40.

This is, indeed, an exciting time. I invite you to join us as we lead a peaceful, prosperous revolution in human potential in the years ahead.

Andrée Simon


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“When men come to my farm and ask, ‘where is the boss’ I love to tell them: ‘I am the boss.’”