FINCA International is committed to market-based solutions to poverty. Our approach to poverty alleviation is rooted in making real change in people’s lives. We do this with the knowledge and trust that local people know best what can help them.
As the founder and majority shareholder of FINCA Impact Finance—a network of 20 microfinance and financial institutions—we are enabling access to responsible, innovative and impactful financial services for clients. To catalyze further economic growth and alleviate poverty, we are also supporting the rise of social enterprises delivering basic service and financial innovation.
Combined, our work in microfinance and social enterprise helps low-income communities achieve a better standard of living. To assess the social performance of these programs, our research team measures deep impact through the lens of the customer.
BrightLife enables access to extremely affordable, high-quality products and services. These include solar home systems, improved cookstoves and productive use appliances.
FINCA Forward facilitates collaboration between social enterprises offering fintech solutions and microfinance institutions, like FINCA Impact Finance. The goal is to help fintech enterprises bring their solutions to scale to better reach under-banked populations, especially women, to catalyze economic growth and extend financial inclusion.
FINCA Ventures helps early-stage social enterprises reach and serve more low-income communities. Combined, these social enterprises are delivering innovative solutions in energy, water and sanitation (WASH), education, health, agriculture and fintech.