Nigeria

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...

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Next opportunity for African fintech companies is serving low-income consumers By Averi Thomas-Moore Only two of every five adult Nigerians have...

Tunde Kehinde of Lidya

Tunde Kehinde of Lidya

“Both my parents owned businesses, and I saw firsthand the challenges.” Tunde Kehinde, Lidya from Accion on Vimeo. Lidya is...

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How Agency Banking Bridges the Technology Gap in Nigeria

By Oladapo Famuyide This work was funded by Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. In Lagos, Nigeria it is common for bank...

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Cash is Still King in Nigeria

By Paul Breloff and Amee Patel As fintech futurists, we’re often cast in the role of cash killer and digital...

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Behind the Scenes: Masuna Chikami and Accion Microfinance Bank

By Jordan Coriza Work Hard, Be Honest, Remain Humble. That was the direction given to microfinance expert Masuna Chikami by his...

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...

“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...

What Does a Debit Card Have to Do With Microfinance?

What Does a Debit Card Have to Do With Microfinance?

I asked myself the same question when I was assigned my project: to come up with a strategy to increase...

What does the future of Nigeria have to do with Accion Microfinance Bank?

What does the future of Nigeria have to do with Accion Microfinance Bank?

I left Nigeria almost fourteen years ago and while some things have changed, a lot has stayed the same. For...