Our clients tell us they need progress in 3 areas:

Resilience, livelihood, and education.

Livelihood.

The ability to make a living and meet basic needs for yourself and your family.

A reliable income that can cover a family’s basic financial needs is the most important first step in breaking the cycle of poverty in people’s lives. From small loans to basic savings accounts, from financial education to investment in companies that create new jobs, FINCA helps people grow the size and reliability of their income and save more of what they earn.

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PEOPLE LIVE ON LESS THAN $3.65 PER DAY ?

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OF OUR CLIENTS ARE SELF-EMPLOYED OR FARMERS ?

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LOAN REPAYMENT RATE AMONG FINCA CLIENTS ?

“My father left me with five cows and no land when he died. A loan from FINCA allowed me to grow my herd to 20 cows and purchase grazing land. Before I had nothing. Today the people in my village ask me for advice on how to be a good businessman.”

– ROBERT TUMUSIIME | UGANDA

Having the ability to overcome unexpected events that could pull you back into poverty.

People working their way out of poverty are particularly vulnerable to sliding backward. A singular event—from the illness of a family member to a bad harvest—can reverse years of progress. A chronic challenge, like access to electricity or safe food and water, can become too great a barrier to long-term success. FINCA has a multidimensional strategy designed to help our clients build greater resilience, create more stability, and grow their financial health so their pathway out of poverty is permanent.

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PEOPLE ARE AT RISK OF FALLING INTO EXTREME POVERTY DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE ?

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OF THE WORLD’S POOR DEPEND ON AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR THEIR SURVIVAL ?

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OF PEOPLE IN AFRICA DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY ?

Ensuring that your children can break the generational cycle of poverty.

There is no greater way to break the generational cycle of poverty in a family than to ensure children finish secondary school and learn a high-value trade or profession. We consistently hear from our clients that this is their greatest aspiration.

Whether offering financial literacy education to a woman’s co-op, teaching a farmer how to improve his crop yields or investing in a startup company providing digital education to children —learning is central to everything we do.

FINCA is committed to making sure every client we serve has access to knowledge that will improve their circumstance and the lives of their children.

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decrease in infant mortality for every year of school a mother attends ?

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OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN CANNOT UNDERSTAND SIMPLE TEXT BY AGE 10 ?

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Adults in Sub-Saharan Africa Cannot Read ?

“This small solar lamp changed our life. My grandchildren are doing well in school because they can study at night.”

– CHRISTINE ANTIMANGO | UGANDA