FINCA Tajikistan was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organization devoted to expanding financial inclusion to low-income entrepreneurs. Operated by a team of dedicated employees, FINCA Tajikistan first specialized in providing agricultural loans to rural borrowers. Since then, the microfinance institution has continued to develop innovative financial products and services while delivering a double bottom line of profitability and positive social impact. The institution now serves Dushanbe as well as the northern and southern regions of the country.
To adapt to the needs of a growing market, in 2011 FINCA Tajikistan expanded its offering to include SME loans, individual loans, money transfers and savings products. The institution now features a loan portfolio of more than USD 14.6 million and an average loan size of USD 588.
FINCA Tajikistan currently provides responsible finance to more than 30,000 clients through a network of 32 branches and sub-branches located throughout the country and via expanding digital channels. FINCA Tajikistan uses its diverse delivery channels to expand financial inclusion to individuals, families and communities that need it most. More than two-thirds of FINCA Tajikistan clients live in rural areas. The institution employs Digital Field Automation (DFA), a tablet-based tool that allows client relationship officers to visit clients and process loan applications in the field.
FINCA Tajikistan has become a leader in the microfinance sector in Tajikistan by fulfilling the FINCA Impact Finance purpose of being an unconventional, community-based financial institution that profitably and responsibly provides innovative and impactful financial services to enable low-income individuals and communities to invest in their futures.