Our TecAp team

Dr. Carter Garber

Dr. Garber is the founding General Manager of TecAp. He is a serial social entrepreneur who has founded more than 20 social enterprises including microfinance institutions and a credit union, two microfinance investment vehicles, consulting entities, a network for social enterprises, educational institutes, and periodicals. Read more



TecAp employs a number of strategies to realize its mission. These strategies range from grassroots economic development work with women and youth, to networking with local and national organizations to reinforce and expand our efforts, to educating international lenders about the possibilities of lending to small coffee farmers in northern Nicaragua for solar energy purposes. Read more

Mission & Vision


To contribute to the economic development of the rural poor through the promotion of renewable energy and other types of appropriate technologies, while also strengthening local organizations like cooperatives that have a similar mission.


To be an excellent facilitator of community and family economic development by encouraging the diversification of income sources and improving the productivity of low-income people. Read more