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

1.8 Billion People Are Left Out of the Financial System

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


partners in 63 countries

Since our founding, Accion has helped build more than 200 institutions in 63 countries.


People reached

In 2021, our work reached more than 220 million people.



More than 15 million people accessed credit through our partners.



60 percent of our partners' borrowers are women.



More than 11 million people saved money through our partners.


Loans disbursed

Our partners disbursed 8 million loans to small businesses and families.



Nearly 6 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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