Accion East (formerly ACCION USA) is a non-profit microfinance organization that empowers low- to moderate-income small business owners through access to capital and education. With economic opportunity, Accion East's clients-predominantly minorities, immigrants and women-go on to build assets, support their families, create jobs and revitalize their local communities. Since opening its doors in 1991, Accion East has put over 22,000 microloans totaling over $140 million into the hands of hardworking entrepreneurs and families across the country. Accion East is a certified Community Development Financial Institution by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a sanctioned SBA Intermediary Microlender, and a member of the Accion U.S. Network, the largest microfinance network in the United States.
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