Accion Ambassadors 2012

The Best of the 2012 Ambassadors

The Best of the 2012 Ambassadors

While most other “best of” lists usually hit the press around New Year’s, our calendar here at the Ambassadors Program...

The stuff that doesn’t get lost in translation

The stuff that doesn’t get lost in translation

I came to India to document the stories of the women entrepreneurs I would eventually meet; but what I left...

Learning a new skill to help pay the bills

Learning a new skill to help pay the bills

María Dolores Valdéz, 35, and Nilda María Achucaro, 51, have been collecting and selling recyclable materials in northeastern Asunción’s Santa Ana neighborhood...

Loan Officer as Mentor

Loan Officer as Mentor

How well do you know yourself? What do you consider yourself talented at? What dreams do you have? These questions...

Ever wonder where the other pair goes?

Ever wonder where the other pair goes?

In the Fundación Paraguaya Microfinance Office, Alcira Añazco is working hard to receive some special visitors—and their luggage. If you’ve ever wondered where the...

My story with microfinance

My story with microfinance

While there will be more stories to come, I wanted to first share my own personal story… When I was a teenager...

What does solidarity mean, anyway?

What does solidarity mean, anyway?

My time in Paraguay is winding down, and I’ve been spending a lot of time in Fundación Paraguaya’s microfinance headquarters,...

What do cashews, lab work and floor mats have in common?

What do cashews, lab work and floor mats have in common?

So, what do cashews, lab work and floor mats all have in common, you ask? Well, they all just happen...

A sewing machine really can make a difference

A sewing machine really can make a difference

Ever heard the example about the enterprising woman who used her small loan to buy a sewing machine and was...

Meet Dilshod

Meet Dilshod

Dilshod is an entrepreneur from the outskirts of Bangalore, in Karnataka, India who makes Agarbatti. Say What? Agarbatti? Yes, Agarbatti,...