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May 13, 2009, 09:11 ET

Obama Administration Nominates Microfinance Leader as U.S. Under Secretary of Global Affairs, Department of State

ACCION's Maria Otero to Serve as One of Six Under Secretaries of State; Tapped to Lead U.S. Foreign Relations on Democracy, Human Rights, Labor,...

Apr 30, 2009, 13:21 ET

Microfinance Leader Awarded Prestigious IDB Prize for Latin American Development

ACCION Wins Inter-American Development Bank's First "Juscelino Kubitschek Award" ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance,...

Mar 30, 2009, 14:31 ET

Microfinance Leaders Join International Steering Committee of the Campaign for Client Protection in Microfinance

Sights Set on Providing Microfinance Institutions Worldwide with Tools to Ensure Commitment to Clients' Best Interests In the face of major client...

Jan 28, 2009, 11:45 ET

'Lend to End Poverty' Campaign Calls On World Economic Forum to Prioritize Microfinance

Over 20,000 People Sign Petition in Advance of Davos Meeting ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today formally...

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...

Sep 05, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION Network Celebrates Compartamos in Reaching 1 Million Clients with Microfinance

BOGOTA, Colombia, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The ACCION Network today recognized and congratulated long-time partner Compartamos (BMV: COMPART) in...

Aug 18, 2008, 01:00 ET

Many Low-To-Moderate Income Americans Still Not 'Banked' Despite Numerous Financial Options Available

MIAMI and BOSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study shows that nearly one-third of low-to-moderate income (LMI) Americans are either unbanked...

Jul 31, 2008, 01:00 ET

Pioneering Microfinance Organization Names New CFO

BOSTON, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it has appointed Susan...

Jul 09, 2008, 01:00 ET

Charity Navigator Awards ACCION Coveted 4-Star Rating

BOSTON, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it has been awarded Charity...

May 22, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION Invests in Tanzania's Akiba Commercial Bank

BOSTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) Investments, a for-profit company providing equity for microfinance institutions, and ACCION...

May 13, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION Chicago Holds Annual Community Partner Appreciation Reception and Features Small Business Clients with Remarks from Charles Evans, President, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank

CHICAGO, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION Chicago, a local non-profit microfinance lending organization, is holding their Annual Community Partner...

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...