Nafisa is 50 years old and has decades of experience designing and sewing traditional Afghani dresses. “Without FINCA’s loans my family, and especially my daughter, would not have the kind of life we have today. I am so grateful that we’re looking at a brighter future.”
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Facts about AfghanistanDecades of conflict have helped make Afghanistan’s living standards among the lowest in the world. Today, Afghanistan’s economy depends heavily on foreign aid, and its people suffer from high unemployment, inadequate housing, and shortages of clean water, electricity, and medical care.
FINCA Afghanistan serves clients throughout the capital city of Kabul—especially women, ethnic minorities, and returning refugees—with Village Banking, small group and individual loans. FINCA Afghanistan was the first microfinance program in the country to offer Shariah-compliant financial services, which conform to Islamic principles.
1 Information is updated on a quarterly basis.
2 Population lacking account at formal financial institution.