Posts by Delia Harrington

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What Does India’s Demonetization Mean for Financial Inclusion?

By Misha Sharma, Project Manager, IFMR LEAD. IFMR is an Accion partner. Last week was a rather challenging one for the...

What’s Next for Accion

By Michael Schlein Three billion people live in or near poverty. They are left out of, or poorly served by,...

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Hot Bread Kitchen: Recipe for Success

By Jessica Pires Earlier this fall, a group of a dozen women ventured to the social enterprise Hot Bread Kitchen...

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Fintech for Good: 6 Takeaways from Money 20/20

By Michael Schlein Money 20/20 is always an exciting conference that demonstrates the bold, innovative new ideas that are disrupting...

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UPI: Changing Financial Inclusion in India

By Abhishek Agrawal Recently, India has seen two ground breaking developments, which will hopefully disrupt the financial inclusion landscape in...

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Fintech for Good: Accion at the Social Good Summit

By Jim Rosenberg Last week in New York, we were thrilled to join the Social Good Summit, an annual two-day...

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Aire Labs: Alternative Credit Scoring for Thin-file Customers

By Nancy Widjaja We are excited to release the fourth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series. On this episode we...

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What Buying a House Taught Me About Financial Inclusion

By Ben Lebeaux For over two years now, I’ve worked for Accion, an organization that gives people the financial tools they need...

Enabling Financial Inclusion for the Missing Middle

Enabling Financial Inclusion for the Missing Middle

By Juan David Nuñez Hurtado What is the ‘missing middle’? And why is it so important for financial institutions? An...

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Mobile Money & Savings: How UGAFODE Reaches Rural Uganda

By Jacqueline van Hartley in collaboration with David Muheirwe In 2011 only 20% of Uganda’s population was served by banks....