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New VentureKast Episode: How First Circle Supports Small Businesses in the Philippines

New VentureKast Episode: How First Circle Supports Small Businesses in the Philippines

Podcast: Addressing the small business credit gap in Southeast Asia “It’s this perfect combination of being able to build a...

Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

“I wanted to do something that would create more opportunities in places where they are scarce.” First Access, based in New...

Mike Quinn of Zoona

Mike Quinn of Zoona

“If we provide a ‘business in a box’ that allows people to become successful entrepreneurs, good things will happen.” Zoona is an...

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Accion Venture Lab Partners With Fintech Company to Serve Small Businesses By Matthieu Albrieux Can running a small business be as...

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

“In Africa, small business is big business.” Yoco is a point-of-sale payment solutions company based in South Africa. Its smartphone app...

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Next opportunity for African fintech companies is serving low-income consumers By Averi Thomas-Moore Only two of every five adult Nigerians have...

From Childhood Dreams to UN Global Goals: Financial Tools Are Key

From Childhood Dreams to UN Global Goals: Financial Tools Are Key

Why we’re focused on an inclusive financial system that works for everyone “Nobody — when they were five years old — said, ‘when I grow...

Dan Cohen of Tienda Pago

Dan Cohen of Tienda Pago

“Financial inclusion and financial impact is really financial education.” Tienda Pago is a fintech company that finances short-term working capital...

Bringing Mobile Money to Nicaraguan Microfinance: FAMA

Bringing Mobile Money to Nicaraguan Microfinance: FAMA

Why we’re continuing to partner with Nicaraguan microfinance institution FAMA By Jacqueline van Hartley Nicaragua has one of the lowest rates...

What Does Financial Inclusion Have to Do with the Sustainable Development Goals?

What Does Financial Inclusion Have to Do with the Sustainable Development Goals?

Why my passion for international development led me to work in digital finance By Kathleen Yaworsky People who know me are...