> Posted by Michelle Romeu
Accion’s Nick Roose introduces the ACCION Ambassadors.
Earlier this month, the pilot class of ACCION Ambassadors set out for a summer of discovery. After completing a week-long intensive training, eight Ambassadors – hailing from six countries – started their placements at ACCION partner MFIs in India (Swadhaar FinServe), Mexico (Compartamos Banco) and Paraguay (Fundacion Paraguay). There, these Ambassadors are meeting with microentrepreneurs to document the impact of microfinance on their lives, as well as working to complete a customized long-term project for their host MFI. Project topics will vary from conducting an assessment of the local market to completing an analysis of external risks. You can follow the Ambassadors’ progress, as well as explore how MFIs are tackling poverty alleviation, at the ACCION Ambassador Blog.