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May 09, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION President to be Awarded 'Ellis Island Medal of Honor'

BOSTON, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that its president and CEO, Maria...

May 01, 2008, 01:00 ET

Standard Chartered, ACCION Call for Greater Capital-Market Engagement to Fund South Asian Microfinance

DELHI, India, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfinance institutions (MFIs) in South Asia urgently need access to capital markets to expand their...

Apr 15, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Launches 'Build Your Credit' Seminars in Boston

BOSTON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a Boston-based pioneer and leader in domestic microfinance, in partnership with American...

Apr 15, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Launches 'Build Your Credit' Seminars in Miami

MIAMI, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a pioneer and leader in domestic microfinance, in partnership with American International Group,...

Apr 15, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Launches 'Build Your Credit' Seminars in Atlanta

ATLANTA, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a pioneer and leader in domestic microfinance, in partnership with American International Group,...

Apr 03, 2008, 01:00 ET

Milestone for Microfinance: ACCION Network Reaches 3M Clients

BOSTON, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that the number of...

Apr 01, 2008, 01:00 ET

ECOBANK and ACCION Launch Microfinance Operations in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- EB-ACCION Savings & Loan, a microfinance bank formed through a partnership between ACCION(R)...

Mar 04, 2008, 00:00 ET

ACCION Names Cathy Quense Chief Deputy and Chief Administrative Officer

BOSTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it has appointed Catherine...

Mar 03, 2008, 00:00 ET

ACCION Investments in Microfinance Supports Launch of Bancovelo, Honduras's Leading Commercial Microfinance Bank

BOSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today saluted the successful launch of...

Feb 28, 2008, 00:00 ET

Credit Suisse and ACCION to Sponsor 'Microfinance Cracking the Capital Markets III' Conference

BOSTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, and Credit Suisse, the global financial services...

Feb 12, 2008, 00:00 ET

Credit Suisse & ACCION International Present 3rd Annual Microfinance Conference

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cracking the Capital Markets III: A Focus on Risk, Reward & Innovation in Microfinance...

Feb 07, 2008, 00:00 ET

Microlender ACCION USA Launches Office in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfinance pioneer ACCION USA today announced the opening of its new lending office in Savannah. The...

Jan 24, 2008, 00:00 ET

Head of ACCION USA to Retire

BOSTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfinance pioneer ACCION USA today announced that its president and CEO, William Burrus, will retire from the...

Jan 22, 2008, 00:00 ET

Putumayo World Music Releases New CD to Benefit ACCION

BOSTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, is pleased to announce the release of Putumayo World...

Jan 14, 2008, 00:00 ET

ACCION Named One of CREDO Mobile's Charities of Choice

BOSTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it has been chosen as one of 50...

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,...

Dec 17, 2007, 00:00 ET

ACCION Releases 'Model for Social Change'

BOSTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced the release of a new white paper,...

Dec 10, 2007, 00:00 ET

ACCION USA Reaches $25 Million Microloan Milestone

BOSTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfinance pioneer ACCION USA today announced that it has now lent over $25 million in domestic microloans, or...

Dec 06, 2007, 00:00 ET

ACCION Extolled for Social Entrepreneurship

BOSTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it is among a select group of...

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...