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StreetShares: Connecting Small Businesses to Funding

By Nancy Widjaja Small businesses play a strong role in driving the U.S. economy as they make up 99.7% of...

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How an App Promotes Personal Finance in Colombia

By Liza Guzman How an ingenious tech-based program is building financial capabilities in Colombia Having access to a bank account...

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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...

SMEcorner Wins Second Place at SURGE’s PITCH Competition

By Pamela Sud On February 22-24, 2016, SMEcorner joined over 5,000 people from 72 countries at SURGE in Bengaluru, India....

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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...

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

By Amee Patel, John Plaisted and Nancy Widjaja For decades, traditional savings circles (also called ROSCAs in the U.S., tandas...

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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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Konfío and the Future of Small Business Lending in Mexico

By Nancy Widjaja Are you passionate about startups? Intrigued by how entrepreneurs get their inspirations, raise money to fund their...

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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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What Do You Do If Your Credit Score is Zero?

By Nancy Widjaja According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau one in 10 adults in America in 2015 is “credit...