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Jul 24, 2012, 12:00 ET
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Accion launches Avanza, a Microfinance Portfolio Management Service Deploying New Credit Methodology

 Accion, a global leader and pioneer in microfinance, today announced the launch of Avanza, a new service that will manage microfinance...

Jul 24, 2012, 12:00 ET
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Acción lanza Avanza, un servicio de gestión de productos y servicios microfinancieros con nuevas metodologías de crédito

Acción, un líder mundial y pionero en el campo de las microfinanzas, anunció hoy el lanzamiento de Avanza, un nuevo servicio que...

Jul 24, 2012, 03:00 ET

Client Protection Principles in Microfinance: Accion's Smart Campaign Partners With MFIN and Sa-Dhan

'The Smart Campaign,' an initiative of the global microfinance industry housed at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, is partnering with...

Jul 23, 2012, 20:12 ET
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Accion invierte en la microfinanciera mexicana CrediConfía para ayudar a llevar la inclusión financiera a zonas marginadas

Accion®, entidad pionera y líder en las microfinanzas internacionales, anunció hoy la culminación de una inversión por un...

Jul 23, 2012, 13:00 ET
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Accion Invests in Mexican Microfinance Institution CrediConfia To Help Expand Financial Inclusion to Underserved Regions

Accion®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that it has completed an investment totaling US $1.9m in CrediConfia, a...

Jun 26, 2012, 21:00 ET

Sagamore Investments to Invest US $22 Million In Accion Microfinance China

 Accion®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, announced today that Sagamore Investments has agreed to invest RMB 140...

Apr 26, 2012, 12:00 ET
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Accion Releases Report on Financial Behavior Of Rural Residents in Latin America

Accion, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today released a report providing the financial industry with important recommendations for creating...

Apr 04, 2012, 11:00 ET
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Accion Launches $10m Venture Lab, a Seed-Stage Investment Initiative for Financial Inclusion Start-ups

Accion, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the launch of Venture Lab, an initiative dedicated to providing seed capital...

Mar 20, 2012, 12:00 ET
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Accion Unites Globally Around New Shared Identity

Accion®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the launch of its new global identity, which positions the nonprofit to...

Feb 29, 2012, 11:00 ET

Omidyar Network and ACCION Invest US $3.2 Million in Mobile Transactions International

 Omidyar Network and ACCION International announced today that they have invested US $3.2 million in Mobile Transactions International, a...

Jan 04, 2012, 13:00 ET

ACCION Names Donella M. Rapier as Its New Chief Development and Administration Officer

 ACCION®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the appointment of Donella M. Rapier as its new Chief Development...

Dec 06, 2011, 16:00 ET

IFC to Take 18.9% Stake in ACCION Microfinance China

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Oct 25, 2011, 14:21 ET
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Rally Kicks Off Campaign to Promote Classroom Breakfast for Hispanic School Children in Texas

Chanting in unison, "We want classroom breakfast!" more than 1,000 children ate breakfast together Saturday morning at a rally sponsored by...

Oct 17, 2011, 12:06 ET

ACCION, Microfinance Pioneer, Marks 50th Birthday, Having Helped Build 62 Microfinance Institutions in 31 Countries on Four Continents

ACCION, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today marks its 50th anniversary, having grown from a volunteer organization initially focused...

Jun 07, 2011, 17:29 ET

ACCION lança operações microfinanceiras no Amazonas

A ACCION® International, pioneira e líder em microfinanças globais, anunciou hoje a inauguração da ACCION...

Jun 07, 2011, 16:44 ET

ACCION Launches Microfinance Operations in Amazon

ACCION® International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the inauguration of ACCION Microfinancas, a new...

Sep 27, 2010, 10:47 ET

ACCION Ranked World's Most Effective Microfinance Nonprofit by Philanthropedia

ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, is pleased to announced that it has been ranked the No. 1 microfinance nonprofit...

Sep 07, 2010, 10:06 ET

ACCION and Elevar Equity Invest in GloboKasNet

ACCION International, through its Frontier Investment Group, and Elevar Equity, a global equity investor, today announced that they have made a $2m...

May 19, 2010, 15:23 ET

1,000 Microfinance Organizations & Individuals Join The Smart Campaign

The Smart Campaign, a global initiative to incorporate strong client protection practices across the microfinance industry, announced today that it...

May 06, 2010, 10:01 ET

ACCION Launches Microfinance Operations in Cameroon

EB-ACCION Microfinance, a new microfinance institution formed through a partnership between ACCION® International, a pioneer...