In many parts of the developing world, people lack the access to innovative products that could improve their quality of life. As a consequence, many spend valuable hours each day on unproductive activities. Or they suffer from illnesses that could be prevented.
FINCA’s Social Enterprises identify products with the potential to significantly improve people’s lives, and make those products widely available to communities in need. For example:
Clean Energy-Related Products
Solar Powered Lanterns
- Can help extend productive hours for families and replace costly and unhealthy use of kerosene. See our Bright Life program »
- We are exploring how to make solar systems available to individual families and small businesses, by partnering with solar companies. FINCA would help small enterprises to scale by providing financial solutions to end users or loans to the enterprises.
- Can reduce the amount of time spent gathering firewood, as well as the pollution from cooking fires, and can charge a cell phone.
Water and Sanitation Products
Water Purification Products
- Can significantly reduce the incidence of diarrheal disease in children, the top cause of infant mortality worldwide.
We are in the beginning stages of identifying product needs, which will vary from community to community and country to country.