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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.

Tags: Central America   field visit   Green Technology   impact   impact in action   Latin America   Nicaragua   off-grid   solar energy   solar light   solar lights   solar technology   

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.

Tags: interns   last mile   Latin America   Nicaragua      solar light   solar technology   

In a solar-light illuminated office, Danny Stokley, Green Technology Fund officer, explains why solar lights are important in developing countries.

Tags: impact in action   Nicaragua   solar energy   solar light   solar technology   video   

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.

Tags: Green Technology   last mile   off-grid   solar home system   solar lights   solar technology   

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.

Tags: investors report   MiCredito      solar lights   solar technology   

Light Up Hope on October 8

We hope you'll join us for this year's Business of Hope Luncheon (BOH) on October 8, which will highlight our early-stage Green Technology (GreenTech) work. Your attendance will help support our GreenTech work, which aims to connect families that live in rural, un-electrified areas, with access to affordable energy solutions, such as solar technologies.

Tags: BOH   Business of Hope   energy poverty   last mile challenge   solar energy   solar light   solar technology