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Why are So Few Small Businesses Run by Women in India?

By Melissa Baez and Shweta Pereira Out of 58 million small businesses, only 10 percent are women-owned. How is the...

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Financial Literacy for Women in India

By Brett Cooper Tetra lives in Saketnager, a village on the outskirts of Varanasi, India. The village is comprised of...

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Behind the Scenes: Masuna Chikami and Accion Microfinance Bank

By Jordan Coriza Work Hard, Be Honest, Remain Humble. That was the direction given to microfinance expert Masuna Chikami by his...

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Can Entrepreneurship Help Close the Economic Gender Gap?

By Roxanne Alvarez With this post, I am pleased to kick off a blog series we have going on at...

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Mobile Banking and Customer Adoption in Tanzania

By Kathleen Yaworsky Can technology like mobile banking replace bank staff to more efficiently deliver financial services to the underserved?...

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Bancompartir in Colombia: Make Clients Feel Like Family

By Emma Kelsey Don Marco’s wife sat us down at the wooden table in their living room as we waited...

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From Eyelets to Empanadas: Meeting our Client, Dora

By Jessica Lynn Wickman Last night, the skies opened up and doused Asunción, Paraguay with winter rain. It’s a brief...

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Isidro Medina and Credinka: Crafting a Financial Future in Peru

By Zach Weishar Measuring economic growth over time is one of the most valuable insights we have into our clients’...

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Disability Inclusion: 3 Key Insights from India

By Mandana Nakhai Since I’ve written a good bit about microfinance these last weeks, I want to turn back to...

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Grading 3 Fintech Ads at the Super Bowl: Two Fumbles and a Touchdown

By Amee Patel and Paul Breloff If you’re anything like the Venture Lab team, you found yourself glued to the...