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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...

Nov 19, 2007, 00:00 ET

UPS Awards Centennial Grant to ACCION for Work in Microfinance

BOSTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it has received a $400,000...

Nov 13, 2007, 00:00 ET

ACCION Backs Microfinance Equity Funds in India and Africa

BOSTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that its Gateway...

Nov 01, 2007, 01:00 ET

Microfinance Pioneer ACCION Launches New Website

BOSTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced the launch of its new website,...

Oct 31, 2007, 01:00 ET

AIG and ACCION USA Partner to Help Immigrants Increase Their Financial Literacy and Build Credit

BOSTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a pioneer and leader in domestic microfinance, today announced a three-year, $1.2 million...

Oct 10, 2007, 01:00 ET

Microfinance Pioneer Launches Boston Seminar Series

BOSTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. microfinance pioneer ACCION USA today announced the launch of a free seminar series on microfinance,...

Sep 12, 2007, 01:00 ET

Microfinance Milestone: ACCION Reaches 2.5m Poor Entrepreneurs

BOSTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that the number of active clients...

Aug 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

Microfinance Equity Fund Supports Internet Service Provider for Rural Markets

BOSTON, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that its Gateway...

Aug 01, 2007, 01:00 ET

City of Somerville and ACCION USA Partner to Support Local Small Business Owners through Microfinance

BOSTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced a partnership with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone...

Jul 09, 2007, 01:00 ET

ACCION Board of Directors Welcomes New Chair and Members

BOSTON, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that it has elected four new...

May 16, 2007, 01:00 ET

ACCION President and CEO Honored for Leadership

WASHINGTON, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, announced today that president and CEO...

Apr 12, 2007, 01:00 ET

ACCION International Joins with Harvard Business School in Second Annual Microfinance Leadership Program

BOSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Harvard Business School- ACCION Program on Strategic Leadership for Microfinance convenes this...

Dec 06, 2006, 00:00 ET

ACCION Partners with Ecobank to Expand Microfinance in West and Central Africa

BOSTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Global microfinance pioneer ACCION(R) International today announced a partnership agreement with the Ecobank...

Dec 01, 2006, 00:00 ET

$100,000 Investment Goes a Long Way Among Small Business Owners in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a private, non-profit organization that provides financial services to low- and moderate-income...

Nov 20, 2006, 00:00 ET

ACCION USA & Hope Community Credit Union Help Save a Southern Institution

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a private, non-profit organization that provides financial services to low- and...

Nov 15, 2006, 00:00 ET

ACCION Named One of Nation's Top Social Entrepreneurs in 2007 Fast Company / Monitor Group Social Capitalist Awards

BOSTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a Boston-based nonprofit and world pioneer in the field of microfinance, is among the 43...

Nov 06, 2006, 00:00 ET

ACCION USA Launches Online Financial Literacy Program for Low- and Moderate- Income Entrepreneurs Nationwide

BOSTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a nonprofit organization that offers loans to small business owners who cannot access traditional...

Oct 04, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Partners with Hope Community Credit Union to Launch 'Back to Business Fund'

BOSTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a private, non-profit organization that provides financial services to low- and moderate-income...