Don Roberto, our driver, stomps down on the accelerator but our car continues to roll downhill. We've lost traction on the steep road to El Aguacate, a remote village perched on top of a mountain in Boaco, Nicaragua. We need to get there to interview Maritza, a client of Global Partnerships' partner, MiCrédito. I begin to worry that we won't make it.
Recently, Global Partnerships and Solubrite, a solar distribution company in Nicaragua, worked together to organize a one-day workshop in Ocotal, a city in northern Nicaragua and home to GP’s partner, FUNDENUSE.
In the field of development economics, the “last mile distribution challenge,” how to service the most geographically isolated corners of the world, is often portrayed as an amorphous concept that stumps social entrepreneurs around the world.
For a young social enterprise, capital and the terms attached to it are the principal fuel for growth. Many start-ups see this as a catch-22.
In a solar-light illuminated office, Danny Stokley, Green Technology Fund officer, explains why solar lights are important in developing countries.
In Part 2 of our GreenTech series, we discussed the various types of solar products that have emerged to provide lights and other appliances to families living off-grid. Given the impact and strong demand for these products, combined with affordable price points and financing options, why doesn’t every family living off-grid already have a solar panel on their roof?
Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be providing an in-depth look at our emerging work in the GreenTech space. In part 1 of our 3-part series, we talk about why we decided to launch our GreenTech work with investments in solar lights.
In honor of the International Day to Eradicate Poverty (October 17, 2013), we are publishing remarks from Enrique Godreau, III, keynote speaker at our 11th annual Business of Hope Luncheon, held on Oct. 8, 2013. They say that youth is wasted on the young. Now that I am older, that saying seems so true.