Press Releases

Press Releases

  • ACCION Names Donella M. Rapier as Its New Chief Development and Administration Officer

    January 04, 2012

    BOSTON, Jan. 4, 2012 - ACCION, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the appointment of Donella M. Rapier as its new Chief... Read more »

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  • IFC to Take 18.9% Stake in ACCION Microfinance China

    December 26, 2011

    IFC to Invest $1 million in ACCION Microfinance ChinaTo Promote Financial Inclusion in Inner Mongolia   Boston, MA, December 6, 2011 –... Read more »

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  • Discover Joins ACCION in Reaching Small Businesses in the U.S.

    November 11, 2011

    New York, NY, November 21, 2011 — ACCION is pleased to announce $50,000 in funding from Discover to support the U.S. Network, the largest and... Read more »

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  • IFC to Finance the Smart Campaign’s Microfinance Client Protection Initiatives in India

    October 25, 2011

    $350,000 grant will fund training, on-site assessments, and tools to foster adherence to Client Protection Principles at leading Indian MFIs.... Read more »

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  • The Smart Campaign adds a seventh Client Protection Principle

    July 20, 2011

    Client Protection Principles modified to embrace wider product array and non-discrimination principle.Washington, DC, July 20, 2011 – The... Read more »

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  • ACCION Launches Microfinance Operations in Amazon

    June 07, 2011

    ACCION Microfinanças to Provide Financial Services to Working Poor of Manaus BOSTON, Mass. and MANAUS, Brazil, June 7, 2011 — ACCION®... Read more »

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  • ACCION Extends Microfinance Guarantee Funds to South Asia

    March 01, 2011

    Microfinance Organization Commits Important Financial Supportto Indian Partners Facing Tight Liquidity BANGALORE, March 1, 2011 - ACCION®... Read more »

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  • The Smart Campaign to Launch a Certification Program for Client Protection in Microfinance

    February 08, 2011

    Washington, D.C. (February 8, 2011) — The Smart Campaign, a global initiative to incorporate strong client protection principles across the... Read more »

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  • The Smart Campaign Partners with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to Strengthen Client Protection Practices in Indian Microfinance

    November 22, 2010

    New Delhi (November 22, 2010) – The Smart Campaign, a global initiative to incorporate strong client protection principles across the microfinance... Read more »

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  • Urban focused MFI, Swadhaar FinServe Pvt. Ltd., headquartered in Mumbai, raises Rs. 27.5 crore equity for expansion

    July 08, 2010

    Mumbai, July 08, 2010: Swadhaar FinServe Pvt Ltd (Swadhaar), a microfinance institution headquartered in Mumbai, has just announced an equity... Read more »

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