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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...

Feb 21, 2006, 00:00 ET

ACCION Names Vice President for Financial Markets and Services

BOSTON, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that it has appointed Lauren...

Jan 30, 2006, 00:00 ET

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards $5.8 Million Grant to ACCION for Microfinance Development in Africa and India

BOSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that it has received a grant...

Dec 20, 2005, 00:00 ET

ACCION Microloan Portfolio Reaches $1 Billion in 2005, Providing Lending to 1.5 Million Poor Annually

BOSTON, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION International today announced that the active loan portfolio managed by its microfinance partners rose...

Sep 07, 2005, 01:00 ET

Microfinance Leaders ACCION and Unitus Establish Strategic Alliance for India

BOSTON and REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the world's leading microfinance organizations, ACCION International and Unitus, today...

Dec 07, 2004, 00:00 ET

Festival de Guadalupe - an Evening of Faith and Tradition

GUADALUPE, Ariz., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Just like in many small towns throughout Mexico, the town of Guadalupe will once again be the epi-center...

Jul 08, 2004, 01:00 ET

Fiesta Cazuela! - A Mixture of the Performing, Visual, and Culinary Arts With Latin Flavor

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- By attending Fiesta Cazuela on Saturday, July 17, 2004, Arizona's families will be taken on a journey...

May 17, 2004, 01:00 ET

CircleLending and ACCION USA Launch New Loan Program to Rhode Island Businesses

PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CircleLending, Inc., a pioneering financial-services company that sets up and facilitates loans between...

Feb 19, 2004, 00:00 ET

Carnaval Is Alive in Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- It is Carnaval time! Experience Carnaval de Tempe, a "Mardi Gras" party with a Caribbean and Latin...