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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

Karin Johnson
Project Associate

Karin is a Project Associate at Arc Finance, providing research inputs and support for Arc projects in South Asia. She brings several years of project management expertise to the team, including work in microfinance in Bangladesh, India, and the United States. Most recently, she worked in business development with a lending team at Accion East in New York, supporting and creating new partnerships and working with small business owners. In the summer of 2013, Karin interned with the corporate social responsibility arm of TVS Motor Company, the NGO Srinivasan Services Trust, in Tamil Nadu, India and researched microfinance opportunities for farmers and the formation of an agricultural federation. In 2011, Karin worked in Dhaka, Bangladesh conducting research for BRAC on its core programs, including microfinance and social enterprise, and taught at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Her previous project management experience is in refugee resettlement and adult education.

Karin holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University with a concentration in Social Enterprise Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the College of Wooster. She speaks English and conversational French.