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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...

Sep 22, 2006, 01:00 ET

AIG Launches Multimillion Dollar Global Microfinance Innovation Program with ACCION

BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) a $5.25...

Sep 11, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION International and Citigroup Foundation Launch 2006 Microentrepreneurship Awards

BOSTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, global microfinance pioneer ACCION International has joined Citigroup...

Aug 22, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION Global Bridge Fund Places First Microfinance Loan Guarantees in Europe and Asia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, continuing to expand its international reach in microfinance, today announced that it...

Aug 22, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Partners with Detroit Entrepreneur Institute to Provide Microloans to Greater Detroit

DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a private, nonprofit organization that provides financial services to small business owners...

Aug 15, 2006, 01:00 ET

Microfinance Pioneer ACCION Reaches Milestone of Assisting Two Million Poor Annually

BOSTON, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that the number of poor...

Jul 18, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Offers Bilingual Financial Literacy Classes in Atlanta

ATLANTA, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a nonprofit organization that offers loans to small business owners who cannot access traditional...

Jul 11, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION Launches Equity Fund for Investment in Microfinance Infrastructure

BOSTON, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the creation of the Gateway...

Jul 10, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Offers Bilingual Financial Literacy Classes in Miami

MIAMI, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a nonprofit organization that offers loans to small business owners who cannot access traditional...

Jun 08, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Welcomes New Director of Atlanta Program

BOSTON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a private nonprofit dedicated to providing loans and financial services to low- and moderate-income...

May 19, 2006, 01:00 ET

Guatemala Attorney General Faces Criminal Charges for Cover-up

GUATEMALA CITY, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 18, a lower court in Guatemala admitted a series of criminal charges filed by the Unidad...

Apr 19, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION Partners with Argentina's Banco Columbia to Bring Microfinance to Country's Poor

BOSTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the creation of Columbia...

Apr 11, 2006, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Launches National Online Microlending

BOSTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a private, nonprofit organization that provides financial services to small business owners who...