financial inclusion

Julio Huerta Honorato, Accion client in Mexico and small business owner works in his workshop.

Konfío and the Future of Small Business Lending in Mexico

By Nancy Widjaja Are you passionate about startups? Intrigued by how entrepreneurs get their inspirations, raise money to fund their...

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From Eyelets to Empanadas: Meeting our Client, Dora

By Jessica Lynn Wickman Last night, the skies opened up and doused Asunción, Paraguay with winter rain. It’s a brief...

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Isidro Medina and Credinka: Crafting a Financial Future in Peru

By Zach Weishar Measuring economic growth over time is one of the most valuable insights we have into our clients’...

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Disability Inclusion: 3 Key Insights from India

By Mandana Nakhai Since I’ve written a good bit about microfinance these last weeks, I want to turn back to...

What all regulators must do to promote financial inclusion

Making national-level commitments to financial inclusion is one of the most effective ways that policymakers can help more people gain...

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Franchising in Paraguay: Beyond Microfinance

By Dennis van Erp The World Wide Web tells us that: “traditional franchising is when a firm with an established...

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How Alternative Data Can Promote Financial Inclusion

By Michael Schlein Last week, leaders from around the gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the 46th World Economic Forum (WEF)...

Investment Opportunities and Challenges in China’s Internet Finance Space

Investment Opportunities and Challenges in China’s Internet Finance Space

By Alice Tang I recently traveled to China to meet with a number of local investors in the internet finance space...

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“The Big Short” Meets Financial Inclusion: Is There a Flip Side to the Hype Cycle?

By Paul Breloff For folks like me, whose passion fuel is a unique kind of end-is-nigh moral indignation paired with...

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...