microfinance

Hitting the Ground Running with Client Visits on my Second Day with Akiba

Hitting the Ground Running with Client Visits on my Second Day with Akiba

At some point during our walk down the dusty, uneven road packed with minibuses and motorcycles inches away from hitting...

Laundry and the Law

Laundry and the Law

Since I am now in week five of my ambassadorship, and I am, after all, a law student, I think...

“My future is bright”: the story of Madam Olori E. Odidbo

“My future is bright”: the story of Madam Olori E. Odidbo

The pride of every microfinance institution is to know that its  support brings change to the lives of its micro-entrepreneurs...

That “First Day of School” Feeling

That “First Day of School” Feeling

You know that feeling you get on your first day at a new school? (A combination of excitement, anxiety, restlessness...

First impressions of India: Street Crossing and Other Adventures

First impressions of India: Street Crossing and Other Adventures

As the first Accion Ambassador deployed for 2015, looks like I get to kick off the blog’s from-the-field posts this...

Ditching My Desk

By Zach Weishar I stand 11,152 feet above sea level in the Peruvian Andes, just outside the city of Cusco....

At the heart of microfinance

At the heart of microfinance

“Pray tonight that there will be no rain tomorrow,” I am told when I am informed that the next morning,...

How the Internet saved my Ambassadorship

How the Internet saved my Ambassadorship

The hope I had to go to Dar Es Salaam while writing my fist post is now all faded. Long...

Searching for cows on my first day in Mumbai

Searching for cows on my first day in Mumbai

I wonder, on my first day wandering some streets of Mumbai, how the India of 2014 compares to the India of...

Lending Ladies: A story of female loan officers in India

Lending Ladies: A story of female loan officers in India

Sipping chai in the one room Wadala branch office, Pratibha completes her morning paperwork before lifting her wiry glasses and...