Accion Ambassadors 2014

Financial Education: a crucial component to a financially inclusive world

Financial Education: a crucial component to a financially inclusive world

My hypothesis at the beginning of this journey: while access to financial services must be a human right for all,...

3 Takeaways on Financial Inclusion in India

3 Takeaways on Financial Inclusion in India

Looking back on my Ambassadorship with Swadhaar, I am thankful that I was allowed to witness the countless victories of urban inclusive...

The Urbanization of Financial Inclusion

The Urbanization of Financial Inclusion

Although it has been nearly 40 years since Muhammad Yunus first pioneered his microlending approach in the villages of Bangladesh,...

Financial inclusion: it’s what’s for lunch

Financial inclusion: it’s what’s for lunch

Here’s some recent (and some other, less recent) financial inclusion media I’m consuming on my lunch break, far from Zambia (most of us...

Silence that begs to be broken (and fixed)

Silence that begs to be broken (and fixed)

We have been in Paraguay only a short time, relatively, so I can’t presume to know much about the country...

A glimpse inside the “Joint Liability Group” lending process

A glimpse inside the “Joint Liability Group” lending process

Sangita, Sarita, Rekha, Kavita and Reshma arranged themselves in an orderly row against the flamingo pink-colored wall in the narrow,...

At the heart of microfinance

At the heart of microfinance

“Pray tonight that there will be no rain tomorrow,” I am told when I am informed that the next morning,...

How the Internet saved my Ambassadorship

How the Internet saved my Ambassadorship

The hope I had to go to Dar Es Salaam while writing my fist post is now all faded. Long...

It’s scalable! It’s revenue generating! . . . So is it a social enterprise?

It’s scalable! It’s revenue generating! . . . So is it a social enterprise?

Running the social entrepreneurship check on Zoona Try this: Google the words “Zoona” and “social enterprise” together. What do you...

Miracles and visions in Paraguay

Miracles and visions in Paraguay

After a visit to two Fundación Paraguaya committees in the “field” outside the city of Caacupé, we were given a...