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Washington, DC / FINCA is a charitable microfinance organization, that provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build asse
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‪#‎JessicaAlba‬ & #RebeccaMinkoff partner to create a new bag collection ‪#‎RMxHonest‬, the proceeds from the sales will go directly to fund FINCA's small entrepreneurs around the world! Earlier this year, the two ladies traveled to ‪#‎Guatemala‬ and visited FINCA clients to source hand-made textiles for a collaboration that benefits women entrepreneurs in a major way. ‪#‎girlpower‬

Jane Keltner de Valle, Jessica Alba, and Rebecca Minkoff Travel to Guatemala

Did you know that 91% of FINCA ‪#‎Uganda‬ ‪#‎solarenergy‬ clients saved on kerosene costs! Happy #EarthDay!

Did you know that of FINCA ‪ ‪ clients saved on kerosene costs!

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt Happy International Day of Happiness!

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt Happy International Day of Happiness!

Edson Miugi of ‪‎Tanzania‬ was one of the 2.7 billion adults worldwide without access to financial services. Failing to meet the requirements of commercial banks, Edson couldn't get the capital he needed to start a manufacturing business. In 2006 he approached ‎FINCA‬ and started off with one borrowed sewing machine and a $430 loan. Today Edson owns 67 sewing machines and employs more than 60 people! Enjoy watching his story!

Failing to meet the requirements of commercial banks, Edson couldn't get the capital he needed to buy sewing machines to start a manufacturing business.

FINCA's Favorite ‪#‎WomanEntrepreneur‬! To honor the women who have used their FINCA microloans to develop their own businesses, we organized a competition to let supporters vote for the story that they find most inspiring. Among four extraordinary women, Makhpuza from ‪#‎Kyrgyzstan‬ received the most votes. The small loan she took from FINCA allowed her to expand her sewing business and support her entire family. Read her story!

With the fall of communism in Kyrgyzstan government support of the healthcare system was slashed.

Did you know that 1/3 of FINCA's female clients are their family’s primary breadwinners!  Happy International ‪#‎WomensDay‬! ‪#‎MakeItHappen‬: http://www.finca.org/news/iwd

Did you know that 1/3 of FINCA's female clients are their family’s primary breadwinners! Happy International ‪#‎WomensDay‬! ‪#‎MakeItHappen‬: http://www.finca.org/news/iwd

Microloans helped Makhpuza care for her severely disabled son! Vote for her: http://www.finca.org/pick-your-favorite-client-2014/  #clientoftheyear

Microloans helped Makhpuza care for her severely disabled son! Vote for her: http://www.finca.org/pick-your-favorite-client-2014/ #clientoftheyear

“I give thanks to God and to FINCA because our lives have taken such an enormous turn for the better, with all the support you have given me to help create a brighter future for my daughters.” These are the words of Salvadoran widow Alma Flores, but what she doesn't know is that while microfinance afforded her these possibilities, she’s given us all something much more worthwhile – a testimony to what resilience can accomplish. Vote for her >>

“I give thanks to God and to FINCA because our lives have taken such an enormous turn for the better, with all the support you have given me to help create a brighter future for my daughters.” These are the words of Salvadoran widow Alma Flores, but what she doesn't know is that while microfinance afforded her these possibilities, she’s given us all something much more worthwhile – a testimony to what resilience can accomplish. Vote for her >>

Feeling creative? Reply below with a short caption and we’ll choose the best and publish on Friday! Some ideas on: www.FINCA.org #ReplyWithCaption

Feeling creative? Reply below with a short caption and we’ll choose the best and publish on Friday! Some ideas on: www.FINCA.org #ReplyWithCaption

Did you know that children under 14 account for more than 25% of the world’s population? Happy International Youth Day! On the photo: Angelina Sanyemba, FINCA Zambia client with her school children. Read her story: http://www.finca.org/clients/angelina-sanyemba/ #youthday #MentalHealthMatters

Angelina, a FINCA Zambia client, used her first loan to purchase school supplies for children and now she provides free education for six orphans.