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FINCA Ventures is an impact investing initiative of FINCA International which builds on over 35 years of experience creating a global microfinance network that delivers financial access at scale. Our team actively partners with entrepreneurs who create solutions that meaningfully grow income and social resilience for families and small businesses.

Since our launch, we’ve successfully deployed nearly $2 million of patient capital into eight social enterprises spanning energy, education, health and agriculture. The start-up realities faced by our investees—innovators who are pioneering new products, services and business models in markets long neglected or unfit for traditional approaches—are unique in their own right. What binds this diversity is the social impact we seek to engender and the continuous undertaking of setting and keeping something in motion despite the undercurrents and friction that can slow us down.This is why we’re thrilled to launch the FINCA Ventures Annual Impact Report 2019: In Motion.

Our portfolio companies have led the way with earnest work across the African continent this past year, impacting lives in meaningful and lasting ways. This inaugural impact report shares their achievements through metrics, customer spotlights and deep dives, and offers ample context for how our team thinks about defining and measuring “impact.” It also shares insights from lessons learned along the way.