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IFMR: from Rural India to the Bombay Stock Exchange

IFMR: from Rural India to the Bombay Stock Exchange

By Esteban Altschul A conversation with IFMR Capital’s CEO Kshama Fernandes Accion and IFMR share a common vision: an abiding...

Venture Lab in Africa: Heading West in 2016

By Amee Patel Over the past few years, Venture Lab has primarily focused on East African fintech investments, such as...

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Disobedience and Savings: How One Woman Changed an Entire Village in Peru

By Jordan Coriza Just after lunch on a recent afternoon in Piñipampa, a rural village 22 miles outside of Cusco,...

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Q&A with Grassland CEO and Chairman Rodrigo Yang

By Michael Schlein Accion’s work in China began in 2009 with Accion Microcredit China. Located in the city of Chifeng,...

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Disability Inclusion and Solar Power in Rural Paraguay

By Jordan Coriza The weather app on my phone reads 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) when we arrive in Concepcion, a...

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The Poverty Stoplight: Putting Poverty on the Map

By Jordan Coriza How we can use data to not only analyze poverty, but work toward eliminating it. Curuguaty is...

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Myanmar: The Final Frontier

By Jordan Coriza One of the first things you might notice when you arrive in Yangon, Myanmar are the painted...

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Introducing: Accion VentureKast

We are excited to launch our podcast series, VentureKast, today! There are so many podcasts out there, and more than...

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China’s Internet Finance: Assessing Opportunities Within The Dragon’s Den

By Alice Tang and Nancy Widjaja China is undoubtedly a very appealing market for Venture Lab. The country’s strong economic...

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How Impact Investing Can Help People With Disabilities

Our impact investment in Vindhya e-Infomedia, a Bangalore-based company that provides clients with data management and customer support, goes back...