What is Accion?

Since our founding in 1961, we have worked tirelessly to empower people who are underserved, revolutionizing financial services for people who are left out.

Mission & vision

3 Billion People Live in or Near Poverty

Our vision is to build a financially inclusive world with access to economic opportunity for all.

Our mission is to give people the financial tools they need to improve their lives.

Accion works to empower families, small businesses, and communities overlooked by the global financial system. We expand access to critical financial tools and open opportunities to build resilience, grow, and succeed. We find, fund, and grow companies creating new ways to meet the financial needs of the underserved. We advance inclusive financial services through rigorous research and advocacy for evidence-based changeWe work with partners around the world who believe in the importance of creating a financially inclusive world. 

Our impact

170+

partners in 55 countries

Since our founding, Accion has helped build more than 170 institutions in 55 countries.

190M+

People reached

In 2020, our work reached more than 190 million people.

10M+

Borrowers

More than 10 million people accessed credit through our partners.

70%

Women

70 percent of our partners' borrowers are women.

9M

savers

Nearly 9 million people saved money through our partners.

4.5M

Loans disbursed

Our partners disbursed 4.5 million loans to small businesses and families.

10M

insured

Nearly 10 million people accessed insurance through our partners.

More impact

Read about what we've accomplished with our partners.

Case Studies

How we work

We are helping families and businesses reach their economic potential and build better lives.

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