In the field of asset-backed transactions, where deals are done for hundreds of millions of dollars, a securitization of loans for poor food vendors, seamstresses and other owners of small businesses in Latin America could be difficult to assess.

But Accion International, a micro-finance pioneer that provides small, short-term loans to the self-employed poor through its network of lending affiliates in Latin America and the U.S., is confident that it can successfully securitize its microlending portfolios. At the core of Accion's securitization efforts is the recognition that microcredit must be financially sustainable, as opposed to being dependent on donations or government aid.

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