TecAp is the innovative technology program of The Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance and Solutions (IDEAS), a 35 year old international organization with experience leading microfinance, microenterprise, and now microfranchise development in Nicaragua.
Herlinda Armis sells solar items and veterinary medicine. Carter Garber, the Executive Director of IDEAS, examines her merchandise. Herlinda Armas lives in the town of El Rosario. El Rosario is 20 miles from the very small city of Murra, a 2 hour drive during the dry season. But during the rainy season, it can take longer than 5 hours to reach her community, with deep rutted roads and mud.