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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

Guadalupe Lopez de Llergo
Market Research Consultant

Guadalupe Lopez de Llergo

Guadalupe is the Co-Founder and Co-Partner of Mercaei, SA de CV, a leading market research firm based in Mexico City that has extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research studies with a broad range of populations all over the world. For the quantitative projects, Guadalupe is responsible for the methodological design, field-work supervision, statistical, graphic and written analysis and report presentation. For the qualitative studies Guadalupe serves as a moderator, and is responsible for the methodological design, recruitment and logistics supervision, analysis and report presentation. Guadalupe has extensive experience training researchers, moderators and observers (qualitative studies), and supervisors, interviewers and personnel for data-entry and creation of catalogues (quantitative studies). Her projects include the following: social (client satisfaction and behaviour, design of new products, positioning and promotion campaigns); public (government evaluation, communication campaigns appraisal, programs and demand assessment); private (client satisfaction, image positioning and price architecture).

Guadalupe has consulted with a range of clients including Arc Finance, the Observatory for Decentralized Cooperation between the European Union and Latin America, Women's World Banking, Catholic Relief Services, as well as government agencies, market research and consultancy firms, and NGOs in Mexico. Prior to founding Mercaei in 2001, Guadalupe worked in microfinance for several years. Most recently, Guadalupe was part of the Arc teams that conducted remittance market research in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and investigated strategies for sustainable water infrastructure in Afghanistan. Guadalupe is proficient in Harvard Graphics and SPSS. She holds two master's degrees from Columbia University in New York, in Public Policy Administration and International Affairs, a Bachelor's in International Relations from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and a certification in microfinance market research from Micro-Save Africa. Guadalupe is a Mexican citizen, and is fluent in Spanish, English and French.