Posts by Delia Harrington

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Inside BancoSol, Bolivia’s Largest Microcredit Bank

By Lily Leavitt Late last year, I joined Accion staff from around the world on a trip to La Paz...

Why are So Few Small Businesses Run by Women in India?

By Melissa Baez and Shweta Pereira Out of 58 million small businesses, only 10 percent are women-owned. How is the...

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StreetShares: Connecting Small Businesses to Funding

By Nancy Widjaja Small businesses play a strong role in driving the U.S. economy as they make up 99.7% of...

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How an App Promotes Personal Finance in Colombia

By Liza Guzman How an ingenious tech-based program is building financial capabilities in Colombia Having access to a bank account...

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Financial Literacy for Women in India

By Brett Cooper Tetra lives in Saketnager, a village on the outskirts of Varanasi, India. The village is comprised of...

SMEcorner Wins Second Place at SURGE’s PITCH Competition

By Pamela Sud On February 22-24, 2016, SMEcorner joined over 5,000 people from 72 countries at SURGE in Bengaluru, India....

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

By Amee Patel, John Plaisted and Nancy Widjaja For decades, traditional savings circles (also called ROSCAs in the U.S., tandas...

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Can Entrepreneurship Help Close the Economic Gender Gap?

By Roxanne Alvarez With this post, I am pleased to kick off a blog series we have going on at...

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Konfío and the Future of Small Business Lending in Mexico

By Nancy Widjaja Are you passionate about startups? Intrigued by how entrepreneurs get their inspirations, raise money to fund their...

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Mobile Banking and Customer Adoption in Tanzania

By Kathleen Yaworsky Can technology like mobile banking replace bank staff to more efficiently deliver financial services to the underserved?...