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September 1, 2015

Imaginen la vida sin acceso a electricidad. Sin televisor, nevera, ¡o lavadora! ¿Alguna vez han tenido que lavar toda la ropa a mano? Cuando era niña pasaba las vacaciones en el hato de mi abuelo en los llanos de Venezuela, sin acceso a electricidad. Me gustaba estar en contacto con la naturaleza, así que no extrañaba para nada la tele. Y me encantaban, sobre todo, las reuniones familiares que hacíamos después de cenar para escuchar historias iluminados por la luna. Lee la historia completa y ve cómo evaluamos un proyecto que facilitó el acceso a la electricidad en hogares de la provincia de Cajamarca, Perú. http://bit.ly/1NLdES1

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Sep 2, 2015

Greening corporate value chains lowers environmental impact and lifts competitiveness

Michael Hofmann

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Sep 2, 2015

Closing the information gap on social impact bonds

Zachary Levey

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Aug 31, 2015

Una historia de crecimiento e inclusión financiera

Martha Muñoz

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Aug 27, 2015

Top down + bottom up = effective in Haiti

Winsome Leslie

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Aug 21, 2015

Las MIPYME y los emprendimientos culturales

Carlos Novoa

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Aug 19, 2015

Would a Women's Club Break the Hegemony of the Men's Club?

Maria Teresa Villanueva

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Carbon finance in Mexican households

In the Valley of Mexico and in Northern Baja California, residential water fixtures are typically inefficient, using about 40% more water and 25% more energy than more modern, water-saving devices available on the market. The MIF partnered with Camino Sabio Azul to achieve economic savings for low-income residents through reduced water usage by implementing water- and energy-saving devices using financing from carbon credits.

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