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Nov 15, 2012, 12:37 ET
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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...

Feb 29, 2012, 11:00 ET

Omidyar Network and ACCION Invest US $3.2 Million in Mobile Transactions International

 Omidyar Network and ACCION International announced today that they have invested US $3.2 million in Mobile Transactions International, a...

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...

Nov 12, 2009, 13:00 ET

ACCION Takes Equity Stake in Saija Finance, a Microfinance Institution Serving India's Poorest

ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, announced today that it has invested $500,000 for a 49.5 percent equity stake in...

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...