Advancing Economic Citizenship
Globally & at Scale

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We turned 10! Discover our journey...

01

Early Days

In 2009 - Fundación Capital was founded with the vision of transforming the lives of millions of people in poverty through the power of partnerships and a vision for scale.

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02

Financial Inclusion at Scale

In 2010 - We expanded the geographic footprint of Proyecto Capital, a financial inclusion initiative, and adopted a holistic approach to address policy, supply and demand.

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03

Addressing Extreme Poverty

In 2011 - We began adapting the successful "Graduation Approach" to the Latin American context, embedding it into government social protection systems.

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04

Technology for Good

In 2012 - We launched our first digital solution, the LISTA initiative in Colombia, using a tablet-based app to build the financial capabilities of low-income women.

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05

Sharing Our Story

In 2013 - We were featured in the documentary film "Disruption" realizing the importance of changing perceptions about poverty and women's economic empowerment.

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06

Broadening Our Horizons

In 2014 - We received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, launching it onto the global stage and linking it to an international network of social entrepreneurs.

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07

Going Global

In 2015 - We took our first steps on the African continent, hiring a local team and exploring opportunities to support productive and financial inclusion.

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08

Diversifying Partnerships

In 2016 - We decided to decentralize and diversify, strengthening local offices and going beyond philanthropy to engage public and private sector funders.

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09

Expanding Our Network

In 2017 - We received recognition from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, as well as from Ashoka and USAID, opening doors to new partners and collaborators.

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10

Data-Driven Solutions

In 2018 - We integrated a data-driven and evidence-based approach, leveraging insights from impact evaluations to guide the design of future interventions.

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What We Do

Fundación Capital works to improve the financial lives of people living in poverty around the world, partnering with governments and the private sector to design and deliver solutions that increase economic prospects for millions.

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Our Work

Financial Inclusion

Social and Livelihoods Promotion

Conducting Research and Developing Digital Solutions

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Collaboration with Governments and the Private Sector

We work with our partners to improve lives and livelihoods of

Youth

Children

Women &
Girls

Migrants & Refugees

Vulnerable Groups

We have reached more than 6 million people

In ten years of partnering with governments and the private sector to eliminate poverty, we have helped more than 6 million people across 18 countries build more sustainable futures for themselves and their families.

America

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Guatemala

Haiti

Hounduras

Mexico

Paraguay

Peru

Africa

Zambia

Senegal

Mozambique

Tanzania

Asia

India

Vietnam

Partners

Global Awards



2014
Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship


2017
Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award


2017
USAID’s Million Lives Club


2017
Ashoka Senior Fellowship

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