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Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to creating economic opportunity by connecting people to the financial tools they need to improve their lives. A world pioneer in microfinance, Accion was founded in 1961 and issued its first microloan in 1973. Over time, Accion has helped build 63 microfinance institutions in 32 countries on four continents – Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. Those institutions are currently reaching millions of clients. The Accion U.S. Network is the largest microfinance network in the United States and, since its inception, has served hundreds of thousands of clients with loans and support.

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