microfinance

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

The following is from an interview with Daw Ohhmar Htay, a 41-year old wife, mother of two, and bakery owner...

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Growth and Disruption: Microfinance in Myanmar

By Jason Loughnane As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from...

MasterCard Analyzes Financial Inclusion Data for Social Impact

By Juan David Nuñez Hurtado Global technology company MasterCard is committed to financial inclusion. In addition to supporting Accion, it...

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Adapting to Disruption: MFIs Consider Fintech

By Micaela McCandless I’m sitting in a conference room surrounded by CEOs and board members from microfinance banks throughout Latin...

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More than Microfinance: Financial Literacy in India

By Usha Gopinath In the village of Sarai Kaji outside the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India, a woman...

Using Loans to Build a Better Life in Haiti

By Sydney Moyer It’s only 9:30 in the morning, but by the time we pull up outside of Emmanuel Dor’s...

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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...

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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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Steve Gross: The Missionary of Microfinance

By Jordan Coriza   If Accion’s 53-year history were represented as a pie chart, it might arguably have only three...

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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...