Read our information sheet or FAQs to learn more about the program.

Information Sheet

FAQs

Accion’s Ambassadors Program is a volunteer program that sends dedicated individuals to host institutions to experience the impact that microfinance, impact investing and financial education can have on the lives of the working poor. The program is individually funded and offers volunteers unique and customized exposure to the work of Accion’s partner institutions in the field.

How the Program Works

  • Ambassador placements are made to fit the unique skills and interests of qualified candidates, as well as the needs of our partners.

  • Ambassadors attend an intensive training session at Accion’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts that covers essentials as to what to expect in the field, an introduction to microfinance and Accion’s work, and how to document field experiences through blogs and photographs.

  • Ambassadors travel to an Accion partner institution for a minimum of eight weeks. (Longer placements are also available).

  • Once in the field, Ambassadors work independently or as part of a team. There is no “typical” Ambassadors assignment.

Benefits to Ambassadors

  • Customized training and networking opportunity with microfinance pioneer Accion.

  • Valuable work experience in the financial inclusion space at leading MFIs, fin-tech start-ups, and Accion programs in the field.

  • Future networking opportunities through the Ambassadors alumni network

Questions?

E-mail ambassadors@accion.org with questions or to request more information about the program.

 

 


 

 
Accion Ambassadors Blog
Lending Ladies: A story of female loan officers in India
Sipping chai in the one room Wadala branch office, Pratibha completes her morning paperwork before lifting her wiry glasses and swinging a plastic chair around the table. Two ceiling fans buzz tirelessly overhead to fend off the intruding humidity as … Continue reading
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:53:04 AM

Hannah Fosu’s success in Accra’s Tudu market
For those who were lucky enough to travel on the African continent and experience a real African market, Accra’s Tudu market is no exception to the vibrant environment you are faced being in any one of them. Tudu market is … Continue reading
Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:59:43 AM

Learning while doing: Guja’s experience measuring impact in Guatemala
As I’ve been knee deep in technical office work the past couple of weeks, I decided it would be more interesting to share someone else’s story.  My colleague Guja Lucheschi is doing a three month project with Genesis this summer … Continue reading
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:48:38 PM