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Michael Schlein meeting with Vikram Jetley, the Co-Founder of our partner Aye Finance in India. Michael discusses the importance of finding a career that you love and work-life balance.

How do you pursue your purpose and maintain a work-life balance?

Q&A: Accion CEO Michael Schlein on motivation, balance, and philanthropy Accion’s President and CEO, Michael Schein, is a busy guy....

Is data privacy in emerging markets feasible?

Is data privacy in emerging markets feasible?

What we can learn from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) By Iain Brougham Advances in how we can collect...

Vanaja runs a business in Bangalore, but it hasn’t always been easy

Vanaja runs a business in Bangalore, but it hasn’t always been easy

Aye Finance client shares how a small business loan improved her life Vanaja’s world came apart when she lost her husband...

Sobering news on financial inclusion

Sobering news on financial inclusion

Looking into the World Bank’s Global Findex data By Michael Schlein The World Bank’s recent Global Findex report found that since 2014,...

Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home

Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home

We’re investing in Lumkani to use fintech to bring fire protection to low-income South Africans By Ashley Lewis Globally, more than 1.4...

Fintech is transforming one of India’s oldest inclusive finance tools

Fintech is transforming one of India’s oldest inclusive finance tools

Why we invested in CredRight to support small businesses in India By Paarul Dudeja There are around 50 million micro, small, and...

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Accion Venture Lab continues to invest in Lidya in Nigeria By Amee Parbhoo and Ashley Lewis “The real backbone of most economies is...

Jose Amaya in front of Accion sign

I know financial inclusion can change lives because it changed mine

An Accion employee remembers his roots in El Salvador and how agricultural microfinance improved his family’s life By Jose Amaya When...

Whether you’re building a business or a social movement, one ingredient is crucial

Whether you’re building a business or a social movement, one ingredient is crucial

Event celebrating female brewers highlights the importance of strategic partnerships By Erika Eurkus A glass of beer is up to 95...

How digital is your institution?

How digital is your institution?

Diagnosing digital maturity for financial service providers Scroll down for our Digital Maturity Quiz By Amy Stewart Over the past...