Nigeria

“My future is bright”: the story of Madam Olori E. Odidbo

“My future is bright”: the story of Madam Olori E. Odidbo

The pride of every microfinance institution is to know that its  support brings change to the lives of its micro-entrepreneurs...

Week two: Lessons, birthdays, and visits

Week two: Lessons, birthdays, and visits

The pouring rain in Lagos this weekend marked a refreshing start for my busy week ahead. The second week in my...

Anything but typical: A day in the life of an Accion Ambassador

Anything but typical: A day in the life of an Accion Ambassador

I think it is important to note that the typical day in my life as an Accion Ambassador is anything...

Traffic and Microfinance in Lagos, Nigeria

Traffic and Microfinance in Lagos, Nigeria

Last Sunday, I set foot for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, accompanied by my two great supervisors, Francis (from...

My first time meeting a client

My first time meeting a client

On June 27th, I interviewed my first AMfB client, Mrs. Ramosa Rufai. Mrs. Rufai, married with two children (a six...

What Does a Debit Card Have to Do With Microfinance?

What Does a Debit Card Have to Do With Microfinance?

I asked myself the same question when I was assigned my project: to come up with a strategy to increase...

What does the future of Nigeria have to do with Accion Microfinance Bank?

What does the future of Nigeria have to do with Accion Microfinance Bank?

I left Nigeria almost fourteen years ago and while some things have changed, a lot has stayed the same. For...

Thoughts on Thanksgiving from the Field

Thoughts on Thanksgiving from the Field

As I made my final trip from Lagos to Accra last week, I reflected back on my time as an...

Getting to know African microfinance

Getting to know African microfinance

One of the many reasons that I was excited about being an Accion Ambassador to AMfB was the opportunity to...

Developing Dreams in Lagos

Developing Dreams in Lagos

I spent my third day in Lagos visiting AMfB branches and meeting clients. My first stop was at Ketu Branch,...