FINCA Afghanistan serves clients throughout the capital and provinces—especially women, ethnic minorities, and returning refugees—with group and individual loans. FINCA Afghanistan was the first microfinance program in the country to offer Shariah-compliant financial services since 2003, which conform to Islamic principles.

FINCA is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious microfinance organization with presence in 20 countries across Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East/South Asia region.

Milestones

2003
FINCA Afghanistan started operating with the objective of improving the socioeconomic condition of low-income people and alleviating poverty by empowering people to invest in their futures.

2004
Begins offering responsible finance to low-income borrowers in the country.

2007
FINCA Afghanistan is registered as a joint stock company.

2011
FINCA Afghanistan launches conventional loan product.

2014
FINCA Afghanistan achieves financial sustainability for the first time in its history.

2015
FINCA Afghanistan launches Agriculture and Livestock Lending and expands to four new locations.