Building a resilient and inclusive future
We open opportunity to rebuild, adapt, and thrive:
The COVID-19 pandemic is the most severe challenge to face low-income and underserved people in our lifetimes—threatening their survival and ability to provide for their families. In 2020, Accion worked to ensure vulnerable people can access the financial tools they need to safely save money, grow a business in our increasingly digital economy, or better protect themselves in a crisis.
The pandemic exacerbated economic inequalities that have made life harder for low-income people, women, and other underserved groups. Accion quickly pivoted to start bridging these divides and build the resilience of our partners and their vulnerable clients. We leveraged digital technology to expand access to financial tools that help people live healthier, safer, more prosperous lives—tools usually denied them. We invested in the entrepreneurs and companies that provide inclusive financial services. We guided and advised these companies and others to ensure their success. And we conducted rigorous research and advocacy to advance inclusive financial systems for low-income people around the world.