The Borja family is known in Luque, Paraguay, for their handmade instruments. Before coming to Fundación Paraguaya, guitar-maker Aníbal Borja had always worked for other people. Now, with the help of a loan, he's started his own shop, makes his own hours, and even opened an instrument-making school with his daughter.
Bolafade Primary School in Lagos, Nigeria, started out small, but thanks to founder Monsurat Thomas's hard work and support from Accion Microfinance Bank, today the school educates nearly 500 students between the ages of 1½ and 10.
Learn about Accion's work in India with Swadhaar, an MFI providing loans to local entrepreneurs.
Avanza is Accion's pilot program to make microlending a much more cost-effective service for clients and institutions alike. Working with our Colombian partner, Finamérica, Avanza uses mobile teams of loan officers and a risk-adjusted approach to reach, enroll, and process loan applications.
Learn about Accion's work in China and meet a unique entrepreneur that is keeping musical traditions alive with the help of Accion Microcredit China.
This report comes from Kerala, India, where Accion is educating clients in basic business skills through its Dialogue on Business program.
Kurt Koenigsfest, General Manager of Accion partner BancoSol in Bolivia, on the importance of trust in microfinance.
Accion is working to build a financially inclusive world. Find out more about our plans for getting there.
Noting the many challenges faced by microentrepreneurs, Esteban Altschul, Accion’s Chief Operating Officer, highlights a new technology being rolled out to bring the bank to the client.
Valery Belloso, Business Development Officer for Accion San Diego, describes the entrepreneurial spirit of the lower-income clients she serves and the impact that a small loan can have.