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Lighting the Lives of the Rural Poor

Bringing light to Haiti, one solar lamp at a time
CBS Evening News

Interview with Niki Armacost of Arc Finance and Dominique Policard of Sogexpress about Arc Finance's Remittances Project in Haiti
NBC Miami & Tropik TV

Where innovation pays off: Helping low-income Haitians access environmentally-friendly energy products
November 2012 FOMIN

Stima Systems' Group Microleasing Model - Promoting Payment and Reducing Risk at the Group Level
July 2012 Arc Finance Case Study

Arc Finance Podcast: Fiza Farhan, CEO, The Buksh Foundation
July 2012 Arc Finance Podcast

Using Energy Products and Other Initiatives to Spur Growth at a Philippine MFI
August 2012 Arc Finance Blog

How Women Are Powering Energy Access in Uganda
June 2012 Arc Finance Blog

Financing Sustainable Enery: An Optimistic View From Niki Armacost
July 11, 2012 Ashden Blog

Climate Scope 2012 Report featuring Arc's Haiti Remittances Project
July 2012 Inter-American Development Bank Report

Can The Microfinance Sector Help Deliver Clean Energy?
May 14, 2012 CGAP Blog

Managing Director and Co-Founder Nicola Armacost on Microfinance
Link TV: Television Without Borders

Chikako Fujita
Project Manager

Guadalupe Lopez de Llergo

Chika brings over 12 years of deep and diverse experiences from the energy development sector.

Before joining Arc, Chika was a Business Development Fellow in Afghanistan for d.light design, a U.S. based social enterprise providing affordable solar lighting solutions. Prior to this, Chika was an Acumen Fund Global Fellow Class of 2011. During her fellowship, she supported Ziqitza Health Care, an Acumen Fund investee based in Mumbai, India. She contributed to Ziqitza's operation expansion, providing project management, process design and training, and the introduction of a new technology platform. From 2007 to 2010, Chika served as Executive Director at an environmental NGO, Gaia Initiative, in Tokyo, Japan, where she advocated and fund-raised for the promotion of renewable energy for the world's poor, especially for solar lanterns.

Chika started her career as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tokyo, working on supply chain management, business process design, and IT solutions. She also worked with Sanyo Electric, where she was responsible for the strategic communication of corporate vision and clean/green tech products.

Chika holds a BA in International Studies from International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. A native of Japan, she is fluent in English and Japanese.