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09 May 2018
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Burundi farmers learn about solar lamps
Lockout technology has enabled creditors to help poor people finance solar systems and light their homes, but it’s not very popular with consumers.
13 February 2018
Mother and child drawing water
A pilot in Ghana is showing that the pay-as-you-go solar model can be adapted to change how water is delivered to poor customers.
12 December 2017
Registered nurse vaccinates a child for polio in Beirut, Lebanon
Digital finance is just beginning to realize its potential in the health care sector. Take a look at some early examples of how digital financial services are contributing to the goal of universal health coverage.
07 December 2017
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Woman drinking safe water
Digitized water credit can help poor families overcome the often high upfront costs of connecting to safe water and sanitation systems, helping them to lead healthier lives.
28 November 2017
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Averaging $0.40 a day, pay-as-you-go solar energy is affordable for many people — but not everyone. We looked at the costs and benefits of several tactics providers have used to make solar affordable for low-income households.
07 November 2017
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Research in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania reveals some of the top reasons pay-as-you-go solar borrowers stop repaying their loans.
19 October 2017
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A Fenix customer repays their solar home system loan using mobile money.
Pay-as-you-go solar lenders have developed a uniquely flexible financial product that benefits low-income customers with erratic incomes.
05 September 2017
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Solar lamp
What's the value of lighting a home? For many low-income pay-as-you-go solar customers, it is not necessarily about saving money or generating income.
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01 June 2017
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An off-grid electric customer uses a solar lamp
Are PAYgo solar companies a new breed of microfinance institution (MFI)? Many are engaged in a number of MFI-like activities and could benefit from lessons learned in the more mature MFI sector.
23 May 2017
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A student in primary school in Kampala
Mobile money can make paying school fees easier and cheaper, so why aren't more schools adopting it? Part of the solution could involve a simple app for inexpensive smartphones and tablets.

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