Central America

Kiva's MFIs provide micro finance to UpEnergy Retailers in Uganda, Rwanda and Central America

Kiva's MFIs provide micro finance to UpEnergy Retailers in Uganda, Rwanda and Central America

When Kiva first decided to branch into loans for clean energy and green technologies, we discovered a wealth of prospective partners offering products designed for the poor. Now we're growing that portfolio even more by launching with UpEnergy, a social enterprise working to make clean energy accessible in Uganda, Rwanda and Central America.

The Mercon Coffee Group and Small-Scale Producers in Nicaragua and Honduras

The Mercon Coffee Group (MCG) is a group of companies dedicated to marketing and exporting coffee. Companies in the group have successfully entered the global market notably in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Mercon Coffee Group has companies located in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Vietnam, New York, and London.

MiTienda Rural Distribution to Small-scale Retailers in Mexico

MiTienda is a privately held rural distribution company focusing on Mexico’s more than 600,000 small-scale retailers in rural markets not reached by large retailers. MiTienda offers a distinct value proposition: affordable door-to-door delivery of individual items within 48 hours, extended payment terms, and business training and advice to improve sales. Currently, MiTienda has 2 distribution centers serving 1,300 stores. For the small-scale retailers in its network, MiTienda’s modernization of stores has increased sales by an average of 35%.

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