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Microloans helped Makhpuza care for her severely disabled son! Vote for her: #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 >>

Pick Your Favorite Client of 2014! - FINCA International

Feeling creative? Reply below with a short caption and we’ll choose the best and publish on Friday! Some ideas on: #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: #youthday #MentalHealthMatters

An Education Entrepreneur - FINCA International

"It's not about what country you're from, it's about what planet you're from" Are you joining the world for the # EartHour2014 , this Saturday - March 29 - at 8:30 pm local time?

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" -Albert Einstein. Happy Pi Day! Source: ‪#‎HappyPiDay‬

Uganda’s Growth Since President Clinton’s Visit: A friend of us sent us a photo of President Bill Clinton in 1998 holding a baby that a Ugandan mother had named after him, along with a more recent photo of the two of them reuniting. The first photo was taken when the President and First Lady Hillary Clinton were visiting FINCA Uganda, which got us to thinking about how our program has grown between their visit and now. Read more about the progress in FINCA Uganda >> #Africa #Uganda

Our Friday story of a brave and determined mother comes from #Kyrgyzstan. In just a few short years, Tamara was abandoned by her husband, left jobless, and alone to support her young daughter. With the help several small loans and her own self dedication she opened her own clothing store and began a better life. Happy Inetrnational #WomensDay! #IWD2014

Our Thursday inspiring story of a woman micro-entrepreneur is from El Salvador. Five years ago Angela's husband abandoned her and she was left to support her four children on her own. Four years ago she took out her first FINCA loan and since then her business has only grown and her kids are able to attend school. Happy International Women's Day! #IWD2014 #ElSalvador #microentrepreneur

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In honor of International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8, we will be sharing the stories of inspiring women entrepreneurs from around the world. Our Wednesday inspiration is the story of Berna Naiga from Uganda. Not only is she a successful FINCA entrepreneur, but she has also taken on the task of motherhood and AIDS survivor. #IWD2014 #InternationalWomensDay

Is it logical to try to grow an economy while holding back 50% of the workforce? Of course not – that’s just bad business sense. And yet, only in 7 out of 194 countries do women’s entrepreneurship rates equal those of men. That’s a waste, plain and simple – and it’s a waste the world’s economies cannot afford. This Saturday – International Women’s Day – it’s time for the world to wake up!

„Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” - Abraham Lincoln, born 205 years ago!

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It's caption Wednesday again! Write your best captions for this photo and we'll post the caption winner on Friday!

If hard work were enough to escape poverty, extreme or otherwise, tireless women like Alma Lizeth would have escaped long ago. The route out of poverty is hard work plus access to credit! Please PIN this if you agree and help us spread the word about financial inclusion and access to credit and other financial services for the working poor!

June 12 is World Day Against Child Labor. Please pin to say NO to Child Labor, YES to Kids in School!

“We just have one life...Keep it simple...Be happy & keep others happy.” Happy Friday! On the picture: FINCA President & CEO dancing with FINCA Uganda clients

Happy World Environment Day! This Year's Theme: Think. Eat. Save.The campaign addresses the huge annual wastage and losses in food, which, if conserved, would release a large quantity of food as well as reduce the overall carbon footprint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry. What are you doing to help balance this inequality?

It's caption Wednesday again! Give a name to this photo of FINCA Ecuador loan officer with a client. We'll publish the best caption on Friday!

Watch this inspiring video of FINCA's CEO accepting his honorary degree from Roehampton University - a remarkable speech, a call to action to the future: "Go forth and create something. Improve something. Change peoples lives for the better. Change the world." Enjoy watching >>

FINCA partnership with WildHearts brought back inspiring stories of FINCA microfinance clients from El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico. In their own words it was "Mind-blowing 3 days in Guatemala", "Incredible two days in El Salvador" and "an incredible journey through Central America with our partners FINCA". Read some of the inspiring stories they gathered: wildheartsinactio...

"The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it." - Barry Commoner Happy Earth Day!

Welcome to Tax Day! That day when we are specifically reminded how much money we made last year.. Take it from the positive side, as Nancie J. Carmody says: "I am thankful for the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed."

Happy Friday! We are happy to introduce our caption winner: "Healthy Business - Healthy Children! Healthcare emergencies are one of the leading reasons families that climbed out of poverty fall back into it. So FINCA is exploring ways to help our clients create "rainy day" saving funds and access insurance services to protect themselves in the event of serious illness or other calamity.