MICROFINANCE WAS MISSING EQUITY
Eskala blends microfinance and microequity to create and invest in locally owned banking cooperatives in emerging economies. We plan to manage a portfolio of 20,000 community-owned banks that will empower 18 million people living in poverty with financial services.
WHAT IS ESKALA?
+100 Banking Cooperatives
Thousands of Life-Changing Loans
Why We Are Different
Unlike other microfinance institutions, Eskala doesn’t just lend, it invests to acquire equity positions in banking cooperatives that manage a hyperlocal savings and loan portfolio. The current asset base of 93 banks located in rural and under resourced Central America has generated more than $250k in profit for local communities and was named the best economic development initiative in rural Panama by the World Bank.