Colombia

Jonathan Duarte of ESCALA Educación

Jonathan Duarte of ESCALA Educación

“I’m the first one in my family to go to college, so education has always been a priority.” ESCALA Educación...

Why we invested in ESCALA Educación

Why we invested in ESCALA Educación

Colombian educational financing company becomes Accion Venture Lab’s latest investment In Colombia, only 50 percent of the population between 17...

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How an App Promotes Personal Finance in Colombia

By Liza Guzman How an ingenious tech-based program is building financial capabilities in Colombia Having access to a bank account...

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Bancompartir in Colombia: Make Clients Feel Like Family

By Emma Kelsey Don Marco’s wife sat us down at the wooden table in their living room as we waited...

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3 Reasons Microfinance Still Matters

By Emma Kelsey “Banco Occidente, Banco Caja Social, Citibank, BBVA…” Don Hugo listed off the banks he had taken loans...

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How Countries Can Promote Financial Inclusion

Today, the Economist Intelligence Unit released Microscope 2015, an annual survey that assesses how lawmakers from 55 countries are either...

The First Week in Bogotá: A Crash Course in Microfinance and Spanish

The First Week in Bogotá: A Crash Course in Microfinance and Spanish

As my plane was landing in Bogotá late Sunday night, it was nearly 1am, and I was absolutely ready to...