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Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

“I wanted to do something that would create more opportunities in places where they are scarce.” First Access, based in New...

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Mobile Money in Myanmar: Going Directly from Cash to Digital

By Jason Loughnane In 2011, a SIM card in Myanmar cost $1,500 and mobile phones were used by less than...

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Aire Labs: Alternative Credit Scoring for Thin-file Customers

By Nancy Widjaja We are excited to release the fourth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series. On this episode we...

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What Buying a House Taught Me About Financial Inclusion

By Ben Lebeaux For over two years now, I’ve worked for Accion, an organization that gives people the financial tools they need...

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Inside the US Treasury 2015 Forum on Financial Inclusion

Last week, Venture Lab Managing Director Paul Breloff, Center for Financial Inclusion Managing Director Beth Rhyne, and I attended the...