Africa

Financially Inclusive Companies Can Give Young Women a Shot at Success

Financially Inclusive Companies Can Give Young Women a Shot at Success

One woman’s inspiring story for International Day of the Girl Around the world, girls face disproportionate obstacles to achieve success...

Trevor Gosling of Lulalend discusses the importance of access to finance

Trevor Gosling of Lulalend

“It all comes through access to finance.” Lulalend, based in Cape Town, South Africa, is an online lending platform for...

Tunde Kehinde of Lidya

Tunde Kehinde of Lidya

“Both my parents owned businesses, and I saw firsthand the challenges.” Tunde Kehinde, Lidya from Accion on Vimeo. Lidya is...

Education and Opportunity in South Africa: Lulalend Partners with IMAS

Education and Opportunity in South Africa: Lulalend Partners with IMAS

This article was written by Odette Bester, Digital Marketing Manager at Lulalend, a South African fintech startup that provides small...

Accion Venture Lab Expands Africa Team

Accion Venture Lab Expands Africa Team

By Amee Parbhoo Accion Venture Lab has always had a commitment to growing and supporting fintech startups that are advancing financial...

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Mobile Money & Savings: How UGAFODE Reaches Rural Uganda

By Jacqueline van Hartley in collaboration with David Muheirwe In 2011 only 20% of Uganda’s population was served by banks....

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Cash is Still King in Nigeria

By Paul Breloff and Amee Patel As fintech futurists, we’re often cast in the role of cash killer and digital...

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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...

Venture Lab in Africa: Heading West in 2016

By Amee Patel Over the past few years, Venture Lab has primarily focused on East African fintech investments, such as...

8 Lessons from Zoona, an African Fintech Startup

By Kirsty Gray During his visit to Kenya in July, President Obama reiterated his belief in entrepreneurship as the “spark...