microfinance

Transforming finance for low-income people in Bolivia

Transforming finance for low-income people in Bolivia

Microfinance institution BancoSol serves Bolivian small businesses and individuals By Jorge de Angulo and Rachel Morpeth Twenty-six years ago in the Andes...

Why I give - and why you should

Why I give - and why you should

Q&A: Joe Hamilton shares what inspires his passion for financial inclusion and Accion By Jessica Wickman Changing the financial system is...

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...

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...

Customer Needs Should Drive Design and Evolution of Financial Services

Customer Needs Should Drive Design and Evolution of Financial Services

Customization of products and services took center stage at European Microfinance Week 2017 By Iain Brougham A refugee settling in a new...

Bunmi Lawson of Accion Microfinance Bank

One Woman’s Effort to End Financial Services Inequality in Nigeria

Q&A with Accion Microfinance Bank CEO Bunmi Lawson Women. Farmers. Entrepreneurs. The people who need loans in Nigeria are the same...

Bringing Mobile Money to Nicaraguan Microfinance: FAMA

Bringing Mobile Money to Nicaraguan Microfinance: FAMA

Why we’re continuing to partner with Nicaraguan microfinance institution FAMA By Jacqueline van Hartley Nicaragua has one of the lowest rates...

Woodcarver Daw Yin Yin Myint

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Woodcarver Daw Yin Yin Myint’s Story of Running a Family Business

The following is from an interview with Daw Yin Yin Myint, 44 years old, who inherited her family’s wood carving...

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

By Jason Loughnane Recently, we traveled to Myanmar to see for ourselves how the arrival of technology is changing the...

How Microfinance Institutions Can Integrate Fintech

How Microfinance Institutions Can Integrate Fintech

By Michael Schlein Latin America pioneered commercial microfinance, leads the world in inclusive financial regulation, and has fewer financially excluded...