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 has proven time and time again that financial services can be made available; that individual lives and the prosperity of communities can be significantly enhanced; and that this can be done at scale and sustainably. Our work helps people, small businesses, and communities grow and thrive. We challenge and engage the industry, its leaders, and its regulators to achieve a financially inclusive world.

Our impact

160+ partners

Global Reach

Reaching tens of millions of families and entrepreneurs through more than 160 partners

55 countries

Global Reach

Reaching tens of millions of families and entrepreneurs in 55 countries

2.6 million clients

Building Savings

More than 2.6 million people actively saved at Accion’s microfinance institution partners

8.3 million clients

Advisory Services

Accion’s advisory services reached 8.3 million clients around the world

4.7 million clients

Financial Health

4.7 million consumers gained better understanding of financial health through Accion Venture Lab portfolio partners

2 million clients

Clients Protected

2 million people were covered by insurance through Accion Venture Lab portfolio 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.

See How