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Apr 04, 2012, 11:00 ET 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 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...


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...


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...


Dec 23, 2008, 11:30 ET Microfinance Leader Makes Multi-million Dollar Investment in Microinsurance Companies

ACCION Invests $4.2m in New Microinsurance Initiatives to Help Move Microfinance Beyond Credit ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in...


Dec 18, 2007, 00:00 ET Microloans Finance Fuel-Saving Truck Upgrades

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-haul truck drivers can go green, reduce fuel costs and increase profits with a state-of-the-art,...


Nov 26, 2007, 00:00 ET ACCION Debuts New Film about Microfinance

BOSTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International today announced the debut of a new film about its work in microfinance, the practice of...