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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 17, 2019

For decades, Colombia’s internal armed conflict halted rural development across the country. Travel to remote rural towns was dangerous and, due to lack of infrastructure, sometimes even impossible. Drug traffickers, one of the main drivers of the conflict, encouraged farmers in these regions to switch...
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July 31, 2019

This Acumen Fellow is dedicating her life to rebuilding Kenya's farmland.
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June 15, 2019

Acumen Pakistan has been issued a notice by the SECP to revoke our license. We’ve challenged the notice and that case is pending before the High Court. We continue to assess the situation going forward.
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By Leslie Labruto and Aïssatou Diagne on June 14, 2019

“Mini-grids won’t work.” “The capital costs are too high.” “Mini-grids are not economically viable.” For years, mini-grids have been met with skepticism. While they still have a lot to prove, they shouldn’t be overlooked, especially when it comes to low-income customers. According to the International...
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