2030 Finance | March 3, 2017

Developing World Markets invests in 11 enterprises to fight energy poverty

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Climate Finance

Developing World Markets has invested in 11 enterprises to fight energy poverty.

The impact investing fund is backing 11 ventures through its $61 million Off-Grid, Renewable and Climate Action Impact, or ORCA note.

Developing World Markets de-risked the four-year, 5.85 percent note by pre-approving the loans before approaching investors.

The enterprises include off-grid energy companies d.light and Off-Grid Electric, and microfinance institutions XacBank and FINCA Nicaragua.

Developing World Markets then raised $30 million each from two faith-based pension funds, the Church Pension Fund and Wespath Benefits and Investments.

Developing World Markets says its funding will help 200,000 families install home solar systems.

Photo credit: USAID