CanadianSME Small Business Podcast

FINCA Canada Strides for Financial Inclusion

Episode Notes

In 2018, FINCA Canada launched the Financial Inclusion Project, a five-year partnership with the Government of Canada that aims to increase economic prosperity and eliminate financial inequality in both Haiti and DR Congo. According to this year’s mid-year report, the project has provided 575,000 low-income individuals and entrepreneurs access to financial services, with 363,000 being women, in Haiti and DR Congo.  

To get more details on this project we got the chance to chat with Drew Boshell, Executive Director at FINCA Canada. Drew has over 20 years of experience as a senior global development executive delivering high social impact programs including global health, poverty reduction, community development, education, youth development, and environmental initiatives in the U.S., Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

In this podcast Drew discussed, the work being done to help nations like Haiti during these trying times, including how FINCA Canada helps clients navigate the path to financial prosperity, the Financial Inclusion projects help promote financial literacy for women and men in developing countries, and tools and resources FINCA Canada has developed and executed to better the financial picture of men and women in Haiti.