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Mobile Money & Savings: How UGAFODE Reaches Rural Uganda

By Jacqueline van Hartley in collaboration with David Muheirwe In 2011 only 20% of Uganda’s population was served by banks....

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Connections in the Field Strengthen an Interconnected World

By Andrea Horak Can you remember what life was like without access to a smartphone or the internet? Even if...

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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Inside BancoSol, Bolivia’s Largest Microcredit Bank

By Lily Leavitt Late last year, I joined Accion staff from around the world on a trip to La Paz...

SMEcorner Wins Second Place at SURGE’s PITCH Competition

By Pamela Sud On February 22-24, 2016, SMEcorner joined over 5,000 people from 72 countries at SURGE in Bengaluru, India....

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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...

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From Eyelets to Empanadas: Meeting our Client, Dora

By Jessica Lynn Wickman Last night, the skies opened up and doused Asunción, Paraguay with winter rain. It’s a brief...

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Isidro Medina and Credinka: Crafting a Financial Future in Peru

By Zach Weishar Measuring economic growth over time is one of the most valuable insights we have into our clients’...

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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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Q&A with Grassland CEO and Chairman Rodrigo Yang

By Michael Schlein Accion’s work in China began in 2009 with Accion Microcredit China. Located in the city of Chifeng,...