MSMEs

Woman sitting in chair in front of the supply of the fast-moving consumer goods, like bottled water, that she sells.

How supply chain data can unlock credit for small businesses

Supply chain finance can enable just-in-time credit, benefitting merchants, financial service providers, and more By Prateek Shrivastava and Jason Loughnane In emerging markets, small...

Small businesses play a huge role in communities, but they need help

Small businesses play a huge role in communities, but they need help

Can supply chain financing be used as a tool to drive financial inclusion? By Iain Brougham and Andrea Horak Lack of credit and...

Fintech is transforming one of India’s oldest inclusive finance tools

Fintech is transforming one of India’s oldest inclusive finance tools

Why we invested in CredRight to support small businesses in India By Paarul Dudeja There are around 50 million micro, small, and...

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Accion Venture Lab continues to invest in Lidya in Nigeria By Amee Parbhoo and Ashley Lewis “The real backbone of most economies is...

Men working with wood. Small businesses in Mozambique need financial services

A plan to bring Mozambique’s small businesses the support they need

Socremo brings financial services to the underserved in Mozambique By Robert Ongodia and Rachel Morpeth Mozambique is one of Africa’s...

Mobile phones are one of Mexico’s secret weapons for battling inequality

Mobile phones are one of Mexico’s secret weapons for battling inequality

Innovation is improving access to financial services in Mexico By María Camila Gómez and Christina Holman Mexico has one of the...

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New VentureKast episode: How Lidya is building the future for small businesses in Nigeria

Podcast: Creating an innovative platform for funding small businesses in Nigeria “It’s just more difficult than it has to be,”...

Technology Keeps Small Businesses Well-Stocked and Growing in Latin America

Technology Keeps Small Businesses Well-Stocked and Growing in Latin America

Innovation in MSME Lending: Latin America Latin America’s medium, small, and micro enterprises (MSMEs) are as diverse and dynamic as...

How Lulalend Uses Data to Fund South Africa’s Small Businesses

How Lulalend Uses Data to Fund South Africa’s Small Businesses

Innovation in MSME Finance: Lulalend in South Africa South Africa has one of the largest economies in Africa, but its economic...

Innovation in MSME Finance: First Circle in the Philippines

Innovation in MSME Finance: First Circle in the Philippines

By Srishti Kedia The vast majority of businesses in the Philippines — 99% or more — belong in the micro, small, and medium (MSME) category....