Posts by Megan Peterson

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

“In Africa, small business is big business.” Yoco is a point-of-sale payment solutions company based in South Africa. Its smartphone app...

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Next opportunity for African fintech companies is serving low-income consumers By Averi Thomas-Moore Only two of every five adult Nigerians have...

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

The Game-Changing Innovation That Could Bring Financial Services to Millions in India

IndiaStack enables cashless, on-demand financial services for all Indians The traditional financial system hasn’t worked for millions of Indians. The slow...

From Childhood Dreams to UN Global Goals: Financial Tools Are Key

From Childhood Dreams to UN Global Goals: Financial Tools Are Key

Why we’re focused on an inclusive financial system that works for everyone “Nobody — when they were five years old — said, ‘when I grow...

Dan Cohen of Tienda Pago

Dan Cohen of Tienda Pago

“Financial inclusion and financial impact is really financial education.” Tienda Pago is a fintech company that finances short-term working capital...

Bringing Mobile Money to Nicaraguan Microfinance: FAMA

Bringing Mobile Money to Nicaraguan Microfinance: FAMA

Why we’re continuing to partner with Nicaraguan microfinance institution FAMA By Jacqueline van Hartley Nicaragua has one of the lowest rates...

What Does Financial Inclusion Have to Do with the Sustainable Development Goals?

What Does Financial Inclusion Have to Do with the Sustainable Development Goals?

Why my passion for international development led me to work in digital finance By Kathleen Yaworsky People who know me are...

The Many Shades of Impact and Returns

The Many Shades of Impact and Returns

By Nancy Widjaja We, Accion Venture Lab, are by definition an impact investor. Our overarching goal is to invest in and...

How Will We Create a Financially Inclusive World?

How Will We Create a Financially Inclusive World?

By Michael Schlein This piece is based on Accion President and CEO Michael Schlein’s remarks during the opening keynote at FINNOSUMMIT,...

Jonathan Duarte of ESCALA Educación

Jonathan Duarte of ESCALA Educación

“I’m the first one in my family to go to college, so education has always been a priority.” ESCALA Educación...