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Exit Strategy: How Cashing Out Can Move Us Closer to Universal Energy Access

By Leslie Labruto and Sarah Bieber on October 15, 2019

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By Keshav Bagri and Ishan Mishra on October 11, 2019

Acumen has invested $1 million in Promethean Power Systems, a company producing off-grid rural milk chillers in India.  Access to reliable power supply remains a challenge in rural India: in 2018, an average of only six of India’s 29 states had 24-hour power supply in...
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West Africa Acumen Fellows Reflect on Year One

By Olawale Ajiboye on October 04, 2019

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By Karen Mac on September 26, 2019

Acumen is in it for the long run. For nearly two decades, we’ve driven the most innovative approaches to tackling poverty and we couldn’t have done this work without an amazing community of supporters like you.  This fall, we’ll be cheering on several supporters at...
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September 24, 2019

In a brightly lit room with intricately tiled walls, Khaniben prepares for the day as she beams with pride while talking about her home. A fruit seller by profession, she readies her boxes to pick up apples from the market to sell as she tells...
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From the Ground Up

July 31, 2019

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Shifting the Needle

July 31, 2019

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By Yasmina Zaidman on July 03, 2019

The June 5th Washington Post article on child labor in cocoa farming, “Cocoa’s child laborers,” served as a vivid reminder of the persistence of this problem, which first came to light about two decades ago. The industry has tried many logical and well-intentioned strategies to...
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By Jacqueline Novogratz on July 01, 2019

It breaks my heart to share the sad, sad news that Bob Collymore—partner in all things social change, Acumen board member and incredible supporter of our leadership work, teacher, friend—died today in Nairobi, Kenya after a two-year fight with cancer. Bob was a giant of...
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