• Michael Schlein at FinTech Americas

    We’re living in the golden age of fintech. The explosion of new innovations, efficiencies, and solutions allow us to create better, faster, cheaper, and safer financial services than anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s an exciting, important moment — and if we capitalize on the opportunities, we can significantly accelerate the creation of a financially inclusive world.

  • Meet Reshma Babu

    Reshma Babu lives and works in Bangalore, India. When she was five years old, she contracted polio and lost the use of her legs. Now, at 24 years-old, she’s living independently and working at Vindhya, a for-profit company that provides clients with data management and customer support. 

  • Yphaudie’s Story - Haiti

    Yphaudie Charles lives in Reynal, Haiti. Watch her story of how she works to support her family, and how accessing loans through Accion partner SogeSol makes a difference in her life.


  • Fintech, microfinance, and people: the future of financial inclusion

    For two billion people around the world, every financial decision and transaction takes more time, costs more money, and requires more effort, planning, and patience than it should – and ultimately provides them with less benefit. These two billion people are cut off from the world’s formal financial markets, and their lives are so much harder because of it. What if we could change that?

  • My Name is Ritu Devi

    Ritu Devi is constantly surrounded by customers and friends at her small shop in Patna, India. Her relentlessly cheerful spirit draws them, and helps her build her business in the face of many obstacles.

  • Vindhya: A Business with a Social Mission

    Accion partner Vindhya is a very different company – 80 percent of its staff are people with disabilities. Learn more about how this innovative Indian company brings together business and a social mission for the greater good.

  • Savings and sewing in Guatemala

    When a natural disaster hit seamstress Elvia Maria Ixmatul’s home and place of business, her livelihood was in jeopardy. But, with a little help from Accion partner Génesis Empresarial, she was able to get back on her feet.

  • Making guitars in Paraguay

    The Borja family is known in Luque, Paraguay, for their handmade instruments. Before coming to Fundación Paraguaya, guitar-maker Aníbal Borja had always worked for other people. Now, with the help of a loan, he's started his own shop, makes his own hours, and even opened an instrument-making school with his daughter.

  • Strengthening Nigeria's Schools

    Bolafade Primary School in Lagos, Nigeria, started out small, but thanks to founder Monsurat Thomas's hard work and support from Accion Microfinance Bank, today the school educates nearly 500 students between the ages of 1½ and 10.