Africa

Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home

Everyone should be able to feel safe in their own home

We’re investing in Lumkani to use fintech to bring fire protection to low-income South Africans By Ashley Lewis Globally, more than 1.4...

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Accion Venture Lab continues to invest in Lidya in Nigeria By Amee Parbhoo and Ashley Lewis “The real backbone of most economies is...

Men working with wood. Small businesses in Mozambique need financial services

A plan to bring Mozambique’s small businesses the support they need

Socremo brings financial services to the underserved in Mozambique By Robert Ongodia and Rachel Morpeth Mozambique is one of Africa’s...

Accion Venture Lab's Company Builder program in Nigeria

We’re bringing together Nigerian entrepreneurs to build a groundbreaking fintech company

Meet the first participants in Accion Venture Lab’s Company Builder program By Averi Thomas-Moore When we sent out a call for...

Victoria White, Managing Director, Global Advisory Solutions at Accion

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part four

Part of Accion’s series highlighting women working in financial inclusion At Accion, we’re proud to have a diverse team leading...

The rapidly changing landscape of digital lending

The rapidly changing landscape of digital lending

Taking stock of the top seven emerging digital lending models By Priya Punatar Last year, Amazon grabbed headlines by giving $1 billion...

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part one

Part of Accion’s series highlighting women working in financial inclusion When women are economically empowered, children benefit from better household...

The business case for financial inclusion: A multi-trillion-dollar proposition

The business case for financial inclusion: A multi-trillion-dollar proposition

A high-level business case for financial inclusion constructed using data on the impact of M-PESA on poverty in Kenya By Ethan Loufield...

Tunde Kehinde

New VentureKast episode: How Lidya is building the future for small businesses in Nigeria

Podcast: Creating an innovative platform for funding small businesses in Nigeria “It’s just more difficult than it has to be,”...

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Does human touch have a place in the age of digital financial services?

When to balance the use of digital and physical touchpoints to deliver inclusive finance By Paul Lamont While on a recent...