Microfinance is the original social enterprise and market-based innovation supporting the world’s poor. As a pioneer in microfinance, FINCA knows what it takes to look past the skeptics, embrace the unknown, and tenaciously push forward.
For more than thirty years, FINCA has enabled bottom-up growth in markets others found uneconomical to serve and too difficult to reach by providing financial services to entrepreneurs at the bottom of the pyramid (BOP). FINCA was built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
As the owner-operator of a global microfinance network, FINCA is uniquely positioned to grow social enterprises faster and smarter, and reach BOP populations more effectively and responsibly. This is achieved through a platform we call FINCA Plus.
FINCA Plus: The Second Revolution
When our co-founders launched Village Banking™ in Latin America in 1985, micro-lending to the poor was unthinkable. Three decades later, they had built a billion-dollar organization across five continents. If microfinance was the first revolution, FINCA Plus is the second.
FINCA Plus programs aim to improve the standard of living for the world’s poor by supporting the rise of social enterprises devoted to the development of high-quality and extremely affordable products and services across six sectors. It is a platform to explore innovation and collaboration with the purpose of providing breakthrough and diverse approaches to serving BOP customers.
- Solves the issues of distribution and credit for life-enhancing products to reach and serve low-income populations. Read more about BrightLife.
- Provides early-stage capital to social enterprises demonstrating the greatest impact potential. Read more about FINCA Ventures.
- Creates an innovation platform to test new technologies in the FINCA microfinance network. Coming soon.
Leading Influence Platform
- Advances thought leadership on market-led innovations supporting the world’s poor. Read more on the FINCA Newsroom.