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Deepak writes in a notebook while at his job managing a guest house

Deepak couldn’t wait 6 months for gas money

SmartCoin’s mobile app makes getting individual loans more efficient in India Deepak Kumar takes his job managing a guest house...

Gowri Mukherjee of CreditMantri

Gowri Mukherjee of CreditMantri

“Getting access to credit is important to our customers because they just need a better life.” In India’s rapidly-developing economy, millions...

He just wanted to give his sister a beautiful wedding

He just wanted to give his sister a beautiful wedding

Banks wouldn’t serve Bhuvanesh because he had no credit history — CreditMantri helped Bhuvanesh V grew up in a family...

Vanaja runs a business in Bengaluru, but it hasn’t always been easy

Vanaja runs a business in Bengaluru, but it hasn’t always been easy

Aye Finance client shares how a small business loan improved her life Vanaja TS’s world came apart when she lost her...

Fintech is transforming one of India’s oldest inclusive finance tools

Fintech is transforming one of India’s oldest inclusive finance tools

Why we invested in CredRight to support small businesses in India By Paarul Dudeja There are around 50 million micro, small, and...

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

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

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

Can impact investing rekindle the American dream?

Can impact investing rekindle the American dream?

By Michael Schlein It’s getting harder and harder to realize the American dream. Nearly half of all Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck. Roughly...

Q&A: Entrepreneurs in China  —  A Perspective from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia

Q&A: Entrepreneurs in China  —  A Perspective from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia

Microfinance manager shares her secrets for success financing entrepreneurs By Jim Rosenberg With nearly 5 million residents, Chifeng isn’t a small...

Building Better Lives for Indian Families

Building Better Lives for Indian Families

Five years of providing home financing with Shubham in India In India, too many families lack the funding they need...

The Paygo team at work on their smart meter for cooking gas

7 Fintech Trends to Watch in 2018

Insights from a global seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved By Amee Parbhoo We’re in the middle of a fintech...