Entries by cgarber

TecAp presents at regional conference in Guatemala

TecAp Technical Coordinator Hermogenes Zelaya presented at a regional microfinance conference on Tuesday June 25 in Panajachel, Guatemala. The conference was hosted by Red Katalysis, a network of 22 microfinance institutions throughout Central America. This was the first international event attended by TecAp and proved to be an extremely valuable tool for sharing the knowledge […]

Will Kiva offer green loans in Nicaragua?

“My Kiva fellowship recently brought me to Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, where approximately 75% of the rural population does not have access to grid electricity.  A significant portion of my time in Nicaragua will involve working with an exciting new partner named Tecnosol.  Tecnosol is the Central American leader in the sale and installation […]

Social entrepreneurship: More complex than ‘start a business, save the world’

There are still more questions than answers surrounding the [social entreprenuership] field — from how to start and how to balance a for-profit business model with social cause to how to measure impact. The very nature of entrepreneurship means seeking to solve a yet unanswered question and navigating uncertainty along the way. Panelists sought to […]