BUILD LA Hosts lecture on the roots of Micro Finance Organization Accion in Latin America

by tuftsigl
Dec 02

In this speaker event co-hosted with Students Helping Honduras, David Firth Bard, manager of institutional partnerships at Accion, spoke about Accion's model and roots in Latin America, as well as gave overviews of financial inclusion in both Ecuador and Honduras, sites of BUILD's projects. He also spoke in detail of how Accion differs from other leading micro finance organizations such as Kiva through its Center for Financial Inclusion in DC and emphasis on network partnerships. David also comes from a religious studies background, so he also spoke about the connection between his divinity school studies to his financial services provision career.