Swadhaar

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part two

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part two

Part of Accion’s series highlighting women working in financial inclusion At Accion, we’re proud to have a diverse team leading...

One Step Closer to Giving All Indians the Tools to Build a Better Life

One Step Closer to Giving All Indians the Tools to Build a Better Life

Financial inclusion gets a boost as RBL Bank increases commitment to Swadhaar By Abhishek Agrawal 500,000 people in India have been able...

Enabling Financial Inclusion for the Missing Middle

Enabling Financial Inclusion for the Missing Middle

By Juan David Nuñez Hurtado What is the ‘missing middle’? And why is it so important for financial institutions? An...

The Leelas of Leela

The Leelas of Leela

Breaking news! I have received my first gold star: I’m not sure exactly what I did that Pallavi thought was...

Yoga, Rain, and Prepositions: A Tribute to Taal

Yoga, Rain, and Prepositions: A Tribute to Taal

Week 3, and India continues to humble me – most recently in the form of my yoga class last night....

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...

The Urbanization of Financial Inclusion

The Urbanization of Financial Inclusion

Although it has been nearly 40 years since Muhammad Yunus first pioneered his microlending approach in the villages of Bangladesh,...

A glimpse inside the “Joint Liability Group” lending process

A glimpse inside the “Joint Liability Group” lending process

Sangita, Sarita, Rekha, Kavita and Reshma arranged themselves in an orderly row against the flamingo pink-colored wall in the narrow,...

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,...

Loan collections: Up-close and personal

Loan collections: Up-close and personal

Three weeks go by very quickly in a new place, and as I was lucky enough to arrive at Swadhaar...