The first and crucial obstacle households and small and middle size enterprises face, when striving to adopt sustainable and clean energy technologies, is securing reliable and affordable financing. The mission of MicroEnergy International is to address economic, social, health, and ecological problems that arise from energy poverty in the developing world by combining financial and energy inclusion.
Founded in 2004, MEI has extensive experience in collaborating with numerous microfinance institutions, energy providers, international development actors and research institutions. MEI provides microcredit financing especially to women, in more than 30 countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
One of MEI’s focus countries is Ethiopia, an African country with one of the lowest scores globally on access to modern fuels for cooking, per capita residential electricity consumption and commercial energy use.