Accion is proud of our work to help move millions of people out of poverty around the globe since we began operating in 1961. But we are gravely concerned that these gains may be compromised because of the current crisis. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 3 billion people around the world lacked access to the basic financial tools they need to save money, seize opportunities, or protect themselves from sudden emergencies. Now these people are even more vulnerable. The way that we respond now can ensure they don’t fall further behind in a post-pandemic world. Watch this webinar to learn more.
Accion is working to respond and adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19. We offer solutions that help people stay resilient during this difficult time and leverage digital technology to help financial service providers and small businesses continue to function and stay connected with their low-income clients. Philanthropy from institutions and individuals allows us to be pioneering and create demonstration models that encourage further action. Because we’re a nonprofit, we can take informed risks that for-profit entities can’t or won’t—especially amid a global crisis—and cultivate new products, markets, and policies that benefit underserved people.