FINCAs microfinance program in Kosovo was started with funding and support from USAID.
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan officially inaugurated FINCA Kosovo`s microfinance program in February 2000 by disbursing the programs first group loan in Malishevo.
After 13 years operations in Kosovo, FINCA Kosovo today offers loan package with 10 products.
FINCA Kosovo also is the only microfinance institution in Kosovo offering business start up loans for woman and men entrepreneurs.
FINCA Kosovo originally established its headquarters in Prizren the second largest city in Kosovo, and moved in November 2008 to Prishtina, the capital city of Kosovo. It gradually expanded its operations over the past 13 years to other provinces, including all other ethnic minority populated areas.
Today, FINCA operates in all provinces of Kosovo, except North-Mitrovica region.
FINCA Kosovos staff is comprised with over 180 experienced and dedicated professionals, committed to building a sustainable microfinance program and providing long-term solutions to the needs of its clients.
As of May 31, 2013 the program has 10,715 active clients and an outstanding loan portfolio of 9,592,213
During its start up phase FINCA Kosovo received donor funding from USAID, UNMIK, and OSCE and today has developed donor partnerships with SDC (Swiss Development and Corporation Agency) and DANIDA (Danish International Development Agency).
In addition, FINCA Kosovo currently has funding agreements with Finance in Motion (EFSE), EBRD, Triple Jump, Blue Orchid Chart, Symbioties, Incofin and Responsibility
FINCA Kosovo is a registered microfinance institution with the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo (CBK), and is a founding and active member of the Association of Microfinance Institutions of Kosovo (AMIK) and as member of Credit Registry of Kosovo (CRK).