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E-MDG-F launches to transform subsistence livelihoods

In a bid to improve the lives of the estimated 3.6 billion persons who live on farms of less than two hectares, and of the one billion people who lack access to modern forms of energy, the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Foundation - LGF (www.laguardiafoundation.org) of New York City and Consorzio Etimos (www.etimos.it) of Padua, Italy have established the Energy Millennium Development Goal Financing Facility (E-MDG-F).

Seven innovative finance projects light up lives in India with SELCO

Small amounts of REEEP funding can transform the lives of the poor. This is the message in seven encouraging case studies from SELCO India, a REEEP partner that has used funding to remove financial barriers and test finance and product innovation at the grassroots level. In the process, it has refuted many general assumptions about the affordability of renewable energy services targeted at the poor.

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