FINCA Microfinance Bank Strong Foundation Fosters Entrepreneurial Growth


“I remember owning a poultry business only 18 years ago, look at me today, I run one of the most successful schools in Morogoro town with more than 900 pupils” explains Yustina Mdoe, owner of Top Star Primary School and FINCA’s renowned client who is also happy with financial solutions the Bank is offering her since she joined.

Yustina also praises FINCA’s quickness and effectiveness in processing Business Loans to its clients as well as high level of integrity and transparency the Bank has in serving them. “FINCA came at the right time when I needed a Loan to facilitate my school’s expansion, the Bank provided me a loan under the Educational Loan scheme, it was quick and straight forward ”, says Yustina.

FINCA Microfinance Bank Tanzania Limited which is part of over 20  subsidiaries owned by FINCA Microfinance Holdings Company LLC (FMH) and FINCA International LLC based in United States of America, Washington D.C. with a global operations in the Latin America, Eurasia, the Greater Middle East and Africa (Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Uganda and the DRC), serving over 1,000,000 clients.

FINCA being part of FMH, with initiative and dedication to deliver both sustainable financial performance and social impact, is highly supported by six outstanding shareholders who also share one mission being: International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a member of the World Bank Group, the German Development Bank (KFW), a Dutch Development Bank (FMO), Zurich-based – ResponsAbility Global Microfinance Fund, Triple Jump – a Netherlands Microfinance Investment Firm and Triodos Bank – Netherlands-based. As a joint force, the partnerships enables the Bank to serve well the below of the pyramid clientele base.

FINCA’s network of over 20 Banks and Community-Based Microfinance Institutions use fintech to expand financial inclusion. The networks also offers innovative, responsible and impactful financial services which supports low and middle income earners.

The Bank stands at the heart of providing Savings and Credit solutions with great value propositions to its clients like Yustina and others. The Bank’s products have been a catalyst and witnessed tremendous improvement of living standards and business growth over the years.

“Research done by FINCA Impact shows that our clients improve their living standard, meet their personal goals or aspirations and develop livelihoods that benefit their families while at the same time impacting the communities where they work.” explains Issa Ngwegwe – CEO, FINCA Microfinance Bank Tanzania.

Ngwegwe reiterate on how the Bank’s solutions not only helps FINCA clients but also contributes in creating new jobs through their clients which elevates the development and dynamic of local markets and yield to a stable economy to individuals in the country “The Bank’s mission is to help people build assets, create jobs and raise the people’s standards of living through what we offer in our products.”

In achieving its mission, FINCA Microfinance Bank also works closely with a number of reputable organizations in Tanzania who have all played a pivotal role in facilitating its efforts in serving the unbanked, including; The MasterCard Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, Credit Suisse, Mercy Corps Agrifin, Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) and Viettel Tanzania (Halotel).

Ngwegwe also points out that despite the fluctuating market forces in the local Banking sector, FINCA Microfinance Bank has remained steadfast, strong and resilient, gaining the confidence of clients, partners and stakeholders – a factor that has enabled it to grow in leaps and bounds, with over 20 Branches strategically located across the country.

“The Bank is also proud of its exemplary services, resilience in the industry and unshakable adherence to its core values: Warmth, Trust and Responsible Banking”, adds Ngwegwe, expressing the bank’s gratitude to its clients for their unflinching support for 2 decades.

He explains that the Bank’s strong financial muscle that boasts a Loan portfolio of more than 67.7 Billion Shillings has enabled it to disburse to over 1 Million Tanzanians since its inception.

“At FINCA Microfinance Bank, we are fully committed to continue offering the best financial solutions to our customers by financing their businesses at competitive and negotiable terms while also catering for their needs in supporting their business growth”, Ngwegwe reaffirms.

 

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