Although access to financial services in India has improved along with the economic growth in recent years, almost half of the country’s population still lacks access to affordably priced and conveniently accessible financial services. We are working with institutions in a variety of ways to expand access to these critical services.

2015 India Annual Report CoverIn line with our efforts to build the next generation of top-tier microfinance institutions, Accion partners with IFMR Holdings, Saija Finance, and Swadhaar FinServe. Through our Training and Capacity Building team, Accion is training the next generation of microfinance professionals. And by delivering our "Dialogue on Business" and “MoneyPlan” training programs to microentrepreneurs and low-income families, Accion is helping to ensure that consumers of microfinance in India are informed, empowered, and therefore well positioned to maintain and expand their businesses in a sustainable way.

Through our impact-investing initiatives, Venture Lab and Frontier Investments Group, Accion has invested in companies that work to expand access to finance, healthcare, housing, education, and more to middle and lower income individuals in India.

We work in a variety of areas in India:

Microfinance Services

Accion is supporting partners IFMR Holdings, Saija Finance, and Swadhaar FinServe with technical services, investments, and strategic direction.
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Impact Investing

Accion has made significant investments in India through our impact-investing initiatives: Accion’s Venture Lab and Frontier Investments Group. Venture Lab provides seed funding and support to promising start-ups committed to broader financial inclusion. Although Venture Lab’s investments are often considered “pre-investable,” Accion is committed to finding and nurturing the most promising financial inclusion ideas whenever possible. Accion’s Frontier Investments Group is a hands-on equity partner investing in early-stage, post-revenue companies that have moved beyond the seed stage.
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Client Education

We are working closely with partners in India to deliver our award-winning "Dialogue on Business" and "MoneyPlan" training programs to microentrepreneurs across the country.
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Industry Training

We provide technical and management training to microfinance industry professionals through high-quality classroom programs and peer-to-peer learning experiences.
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