Using Microfinance to Expand Access to Energy Services: Summary of Findings


The SEEP Network
United States Agency for International Development
Citi Foundation
Ellen Morris
Jacob Winiecki
Sonali Chowdhary
Kristen Cortiglia
1 November 2007

This report summarizes findings on energy financing needs and the role microfinance in expanding energy access. The report reviews energy lending programs for countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and it makes recommendations for successfully expanding energy lending. It includes detailed appendices on programs reviewed.