Middle East & South Asia
Throughout Afghanistan, women have been the most vulnerable segment in society. Providing for themselves and their families has become a challenge as they are often forbidden to work or attend school. Through access to finance, however, women in Afghanistan have a chance to change their lives.
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Decades 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 more than 25,000 clients—especially women, ethnic minorities, and returning refugees—through 21 locations in the country with individual, small group, SME, agriculture and Islamic loans. FINCA Afghanistan was the first microfinance program in the country to offer Shariah-compliant financial services, which conform to Islamic principles.
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2Population lacking account at formal financial institution.