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Nov 15, 2012, 12:37 ET Bamboo Finance Acquires Accion Investment Fund in a US$105 Million Landmark Transaction

Bamboo Finance, a global private equity group specializing in microfinance and financing social entrepreneurship, announced today that it has...


Dec 06, 2011, 16:00 ET IFC to Take 18.9% Stake in ACCION Microfinance China

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Jun 07, 2011, 17:29 ET ACCION lança operações microfinanceiras no Amazonas

A ACCION® International, pioneira e líder em microfinanças globais, anunciou hoje a inauguração da ACCION...


Jun 07, 2011, 16:44 ET ACCION Launches Microfinance Operations in Amazon

ACCION® International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the inauguration of ACCION Microfinancas, a new...


Sep 27, 2010, 10:47 ET ACCION Ranked World's Most Effective Microfinance Nonprofit by Philanthropedia

ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, is pleased to announced that it has been ranked the No. 1 microfinance nonprofit...


Sep 07, 2010, 10:06 ET ACCION and Elevar Equity Invest in GloboKasNet

ACCION International, through its Frontier Investment Group, and Elevar Equity, a global equity investor, today announced that they have made a $2m...


May 19, 2010, 15:23 ET 1,000 Microfinance Organizations & Individuals Join The Smart Campaign

The Smart Campaign, a global initiative to incorporate strong client protection practices across the microfinance industry, announced today that it...


May 06, 2010, 10:01 ET ACCION Launches Microfinance Operations in Cameroon

EB-ACCION Microfinance, a new microfinance institution formed through a partnership between ACCION® International, a pioneer...


Mar 04, 2010, 11:15 ET ACCION Launches Microfinance Operations in Inner Mongolia

ACCION® International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, announced today that it has inaugurated ACCION Microcredit China (AMC) in...


Jan 25, 2010, 11:03 ET ACCION Gets Green Light from Brazil's President to Launch New Microfinance Institution in Amazonas

ACCION® International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, announced today that Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has...


Jan 13, 2010, 11:16 ET ACCION Announces $5.8 Million Project to Develop Savings Account Products for the Poor in Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador

ACCION® International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that it has received a three-year grant of $5.8 million...


Sep 10, 2009, 14:00 ET ACCION Names Michael Schlein as New President and CEO

ACCION International, a pioneer and global leader in microfinance, today announced that it has named Michael Schlein as its new President and...


Aug 10, 2009, 16:15 ET Maria Otero Confirmed as Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, announced today that former CEO Maria Otero has been confirmed by the Senate and...


Jul 28, 2009, 12:04 ET ACCION to Sponsor 'Microfinance for Institutional Investors'

ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it will serve as the official sponsor of a new conference...


Jun 29, 2009, 11:04 ET ACCION Welcomes New Board Chair and Members

Microfinance Organization Names Diana Taylor to Board Chairmanship ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced...


Jun 17, 2009, 18:24 ET McGraw Hill Releases Microfinance for Bankers and Investors

Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of the Market at the Bottom of the Pyramid McGraw-Hill Professional has released Microfinance for...


Jun 02, 2009, 17:13 ET ACCION and enConfianza Microfinanciera Partner to Serve More Microentrepreneurs in Mexico

ACCION Signs Technical Assistance Contract to Increase Impact in Major Microfinance Market ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in...


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,...


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...


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 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...