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.
Francisco Sambrana, 34, lives with his wife and two young children in Las Conchas, Nicaragua. He is a primary school teacher, and when he’s not in the classroom he’s often helping his kids with their homework or preparing lessons. He used to depend on candles, kerosene lamps, and flashlights to illuminate his work after sunset.
In regions of the world where grid electricity is inaccessible, GreenLight Planet’s line of Sun King branded solar lights is becoming a household name. In simple terms, Greenlight Planet (GLP) makes really cool products designed for people living in poverty.
In the early 2000’s, the first solar lighting companies focused on Base of the Pyramid (BOP) customers began to emerge, producing small solar products designed for affordability and durability.
Since the launch of Global Partnerships’ (GP) first social investment fund in 2005, we have provided debt financing to social enterprises with the objective of expanding already-proven solutions that help people living in poverty increase their incomes and improve their lives.