Microfinance provides the perfect partner for sustainable development

Microfinance provides the perfect partner for sustainable development


Energy for personal and productive use is vital for all people and is an important pre-requisite for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. 1.6 Billion people are thought to live without access to modern energy services; relying instead on traditional biomass which presents considerable respiratory health risks. Perhaps surprisingly, poor people also often end up paying more than the rich on their energy needs, both in terms of the proportion of their income and the time they sp...


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