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First impressions of India: Street Crossing and Other Adventures

First impressions of India: Street Crossing and Other Adventures

As the first Accion Ambassador deployed for 2015, looks like I get to kick off the blog’s from-the-field posts this...

Financial inclusion: it’s what’s for lunch

Financial inclusion: it’s what’s for lunch

Here’s some recent (and some other, less recent) financial inclusion media I’m consuming on my lunch break, far from Zambia (most of us...

How Zoona keeps it real

How Zoona keeps it real

In Nyanja, one of Zambia’s 73 official languages, Zoona means “it’s real!” or “it’s true!”—an exclamation to emphasize fact. After spending...

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...

Four things I learned at Ambassadors Training

Four things I learned at Ambassadors Training

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of welcoming, once again, a new class of Accion Ambassadors to our Boston...

Counting Experiences by the Tortilla

Counting Experiences by the Tortilla

How many tortillas do I eat in one day?  Between eight and twelve on average, but I’m a lightweight! Still,...

Client Story: Nagamabanu Sarmukhtyarbhai Bagvan

Client Story: Nagamabanu Sarmukhtyarbhai Bagvan

For the last fifteen years, Nagmaben has lived in the Juhapura area of Ahmedabad  with her family, including her two children....

Getting to the Classroom: Let’s get Mobilised!

Getting to the Classroom: Let’s get Mobilised!

So we’ve had an insight into the Dialogue on Business training methodology in practice in urban Ahmedabad, Gujarat (Welcome to...

Welcome to Gujarat: Lessons from the Field in Ahmedabad

Welcome to Gujarat: Lessons from the Field in Ahmedabad

It’s lunchtime; I jump into a rickshaw with Jaya, a trainer working with one of Accion’s Dialogue on Business (DoB)...

The Technologically Integrated Moral of the Story…

The Technologically Integrated Moral of the Story…

Storytelling has been an integral part of Indian culture for generations and is a popular performing art across the country — each...