About Us

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to creating economic opportunity by connecting people to the financial tools they need to improve their lives. A world pioneer in microfinance, we were founded in 1961 and issued our first microloan in 1973. Over time, we’ve helped build 63 microfinance institutions in 32 countries on four continents – Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. Those institutions are currently reaching millions of clients. The Accion U.S. Network is the largest microfinance network in the United States and, since its inception, has served hundreds of thousands of clients with loans and support.

About the Organization

Learn about Accion’s past and present by exploring our founding principles and future directions.


Meet the individuals who are leading an organization on the cutting edge of the microfinance industry.

Financial Information

Review our financial information and see how Accion is putting its resources to use.

Work with Us

Find out about current job postings as well as opportunities for internships and volunteer positions.