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January 14, 2021

THE CHALLENGE: EXPENSIVE DIESEL GENERATORS Due to limited and unreliable grid electricity, two thirds of electricity in Nigeria is provided by expensive diesel and petrol generator sets. Relying on petrol generators costs off-grid microbusiness owners—such as vendors in rural marketplaces—up to 50 percent of their...
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November 16, 2020

Acumen has invested in Kheyti, a company whose greenhouses help farmers in India adapt to the effects of climate change. THE CHALLENGE: CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYING FARMER CROPS About 70 percent of families in rural India—most of whom own less than five acres of land and...
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November 12, 2020

With a $30 Million investment for Sub-Saharan Africa, Green Climate Fund joins a coalition of investors and donors to protect the progress made in achieving universal energy access. This week, the board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved a $30 million investment in the...
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September 14, 2020

Two accelerator participants will each receive $25,000 to help scale their enterprises, in addition to business continuity funding that 75 percent of the cohort received for their work serving vulnerable communities in East Africa. NAIROBI, Kenya, September 14, 2020 -- Jony Meshesha of Green Face...
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