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I work for a philanthropic foundation
About my work:
I am the development manager for FINCA in the UK in charge of promoting FINCA microfinance operations towards UK constituencies and of raising funds in the UK to finance micro-loans and livehood improvements programs that FINCA implements in 21 developing countries. A great job for a fantastic cause.
Other Topics on my radar:
Social Entrepreneurs, Social Responsible Investors, organising fundraising events, sharing my view about alleviating poverty through sustainable ventures

Anne France Betsch Kennedy's Blog

Experiencing Village Banking – In the Field with Loan Officers

Photos: Yvonne Suter


After being well introduced in the project and the…


Posted on September 7, 2012 at 5:00

Micro-insurance services for impoverished populations thanks to FINCA

FINCA provides credit/life insurance to more than 1.3 million clients in Latin America and Africa by adding a small fee to their overall loan? In some countries, this also includes helping defray funeral costs, thus freeing the family from incurring additional hardship.

In Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua, both clients and spouses are covered:

629,328 total people insured

In Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, clients and up…


Posted on August 13, 2012 at 16:17

Poverty is falling... we are moving the needle... good news!

51% fall in word population living below the poverty line betwen 1990 and 2008l according to the World bank ....Despite a global recession and surging food prices, poverty has been falling in all parts of the globe for the first time since the World bank started collecting figures in 1981.

In 2010 the number of people living on less that $1.25 a day - the Bank's definition of extreme poverty- was about half the level it was in 1990. As a result the world hit the UN's target of halving…


Posted on August 10, 2012 at 16:23

Report from a FINCA fellow in Haiti - June 29th

Following is a report from Craig Palsson, FINCA Research Fellow working in Haiti to complete their first FCAT since 2007.

This week I visited the Hinche branch, the smallest one in the country. I enjoy the rural areas because they are noticeably more peaceful and safer than Port-au-Prince, and I especially enjoy them because of the people’s demeanor. In Port-au-Prince, you often find people seeking money for unvalued services: carrying…


Posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:02

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At 8:33 on September 13, 2012, Dr Valentine J Gandhi said…

Dear Anne, 

I am very much interested in FINCKAs work and we have a lot to learn from it. Can you kindly post this info on this development portal as well.



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