FINCA Tanzania was launched in 1997 and forms part of FINCA International. FINCA International's mission is to provide financial services to entrepreneurs from the lowest income groups. FINCA Tanzania has a branch network both in urban and in rural areas of the country. Access to these financial services creates jobs and improves the standard of living. The loans FINCA Tanzania has received from Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation and Hivos-Triodos Fund will give it the means to grow further in the coming years, enabling it to offer more people access to financial services.
KEY INDICATORS FINCA Tanzania at year-end 2012:
- number of loan clients: 71,219
- percentage female clients: 57%
- percentage rural clients: 55%
- average loan amount: EUR 221
- number of savings clients: -
Whoever you are, and wherever you live in the world, you are likely to want permanent access to financial services. Microfinance banks play a crucial role providing access to finance to an increasing number of people living on low-incomes. We finance microfinance institutions because they help to build inclusive financial sectors, where the majority of people have access to financial services, leading to a sustainable basis for balanced social and economic development.