Arc Finance: Changing Lives Through Energy and Microfinance


Arc News Headlines

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

Electrifying the Poor: Highly Economic Off-Grid PV Systems in Ethiopia - A Basis for Sustainable Rural Development

Power off the grid: Solar panels empower the rural poor
Sep 25, '09 MediaGlobal

SELCO India Announces Social Growth Financing Investment
From The Good Energies Foundation, The Lemelson Foundation and E+Co

Jan 12, '09 Selco Press Release

The battle for the soul of microfinance
Dec 5, '08 Financial Times

Power to the people
October 27, 2008 Financial Times


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Danielle Pellikaan
Program Manager

Danielle is leading Arc's work on the use of mobile phone networks, payment systems and remittances as sources of finance for clean energy and water for poor people around the world.

Prior to joining Arc, Danielle worked with Solio, a vendor in the solar charging space with a promising energy delivery model for the poor, based on micro installments. At Solio, Danielle was responsible for developing the company's strategy for the EMEA area. She joined Solio from the GSMA Development Fund, where she was part of a team of people exploring the use of GSM technology to provide energy, health, finance, and agricultural services to underserved communities around the world. Through her work at the GSMA she began to understand the huge market potential of linking the intersecting worlds of telecom, renewable energy, and micropayment models in both the developed and developing worlds.

Danielle has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a Master's degree in Business Management from Cass Business School in London, both with distinction. She has managed projects and fundraised for a range of NGOs in Guatemala, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Kenya, and South Africa. A native of the Netherlands, Danielle speaks Dutch, English, Spanish, German and French.