By Delinda Lombardo on
FINCA supporter and Village Banking advocate, actress Zoe Saldana (Avatar) has seen first hand how small loans are helping 8,000 hard-working Haitian women rebuild their families’ lives after last year’s devastating earthquake.
Saldana recently filmed a PSA for FINCA where she explains the importance of FINCA’s ‘Hand Up for Haiti Campaign.’
“One year after the devastating tragedy in Haiti, the need to help people get back on their feet is still tremendous,” she explains, “One way you can continue the recovery is by supporting FINCA’s Hand Up for Haiti Campaign. When the quake hit, FINCA first made sure their clients and staff were safe, then they talked with each and every client to assess how they had been impacted. The first thing they did was forgive the loans of 4,500 clients to help protect the remaining assets and enable them to restart their businesses without a debt burden. Today, FINCA is serving approximately 8,000 Haitian clients. Please give generously to the Hand Up for Haiti Campaign.”
If you’d like to join Zoe in keeping hope alive for FINCA Haiti clients as they rebuild their lives and communities, please visit FINCA.ORG.
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