We have partnered with FINCA.org to do our part in helping the world’s poorest women become entrepreneurs.
For over 20 years, FINCA has been successful in using Microfinancing for women to help over 750,000 impoverished families on five continents lift themselves out of poverty. FINCA lends small amounts of money to poor women who have no access to banking services, allowing them start their own businesses. A donation as little as $50.00 can be a substantial loan for a woman in a third world country. Once the loan is re-paid to FINCA, it is in turn loaned to another woman to start the cycle over again.
Natalie Portman makes frequent appearances on behalf of FINCA International, and was named its first Ambassador of Hope.
In 2004 and 2005 she traveled to Uganda, Guatemala, and Ecuador in her role as Ambassador of Hope for FINCA International, and currently serves as co-chair of FINCA’s Village Banking Campaign. She completed a documentary about FINCA Mexico in April 2007.