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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...

Mar 04, 2010, 11:15 ET

ACCION Launches Microfinance Operations in Inner Mongolia

ACCION® International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, announced today that it has inaugurated ACCION Microcredit China (AMC) in...

Feb 02, 2010, 15:26 ET

A Knock Out Extravaganza - A Production for the Entire Family

By attending Julio Cesar Chavez Campeones' Knock Out Extravaganza this Sunday, February 7, 2010, Arizona's Families will find themselves...

Jan 25, 2010, 11:03 ET

ACCION Gets Green Light from Brazil's President to Launch New Microfinance Institution in Amazonas

ACCION® International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, announced today that Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has...

Jan 13, 2010, 11:16 ET

ACCION Announces $5.8 Million Project to Develop Savings Account Products for the Poor in Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador

ACCION® International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that it has received a three-year grant of $5.8 million...

Nov 12, 2009, 13:00 ET

ACCION Takes Equity Stake in Saija Finance, a Microfinance Institution Serving India's Poorest

ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, announced today that it has invested $500,000 for a 49.5 percent equity stake in...

Sep 10, 2009, 14:00 ET

ACCION Names Michael Schlein as New President and CEO

ACCION International, a pioneer and global leader in microfinance, today announced that it has named Michael Schlein as its new President and...

Aug 10, 2009, 16:15 ET

Maria Otero Confirmed as Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, announced today that former CEO Maria Otero has been confirmed by the Senate and...

Jul 28, 2009, 12:04 ET

ACCION to Sponsor 'Microfinance for Institutional Investors'

ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it will serve as the official sponsor of a new conference...

Jun 29, 2009, 11:04 ET

ACCION Welcomes New Board Chair and Members

Microfinance Organization Names Diana Taylor to Board Chairmanship ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced...

Jun 17, 2009, 18:24 ET

McGraw Hill Releases Microfinance for Bankers and Investors

Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of the Market at the Bottom of the Pyramid McGraw-Hill Professional has released Microfinance for...

Jun 02, 2009, 17:13 ET

ACCION and enConfianza Microfinanciera Partner to Serve More Microentrepreneurs in Mexico

ACCION Signs Technical Assistance Contract to Increase Impact in Major Microfinance Market ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in...