ACCION International is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need – microenterprise loans, business training and other financial services – to work their way out of poverty. Their motto is “helping millions help themselves”.

CHALLENGE: Required actionable strategy for internal IT consultancy
A market leader in the field of microfinance, ACCION International and its partners distributed more than $12.3 billion in loans in the last ten years, but knew that technology would be a major component of future growth. ACCION needed strategic advice and guidance to institute the expertise they needed to lead their partners and the industry in this core area.
SEVAK SOLUTIONS: Developed strategy, recruited talent, and created consortium
Sevak Solutions analyzed the technology needs of ACCION International and its global microfinance partners. In partnership with executive staff, Sevak Solutions transformed results into multi-tiered strategy and implementation plans for ACCION International. A senior technology position within the organization was defined and filled. Concept for a consortium microfinance network CIOs/CTOs was developed and implemented.
RESULTS:
  • Delivered 60-page PowerPoint strategy document to executive management team, resulting in acceptance and funding for key functions
  • Recruited Senior Technology Specialist to implement strategies
  • Launched Microfinance Technology Council
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