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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

Kevin Kennedy
Project Manager — East Africa

Guadalupe Lopez de Llergo

Kevin Kennedy represents Arc in East Arica, extending our mission to promote end-user financing solutions for renewable energy and water into a new region. He supports new Arc partners with his deep expertise in financing and implementation.

Prior to joining Arc, Kevin served as General Manager and Operations Director at SolarNow in Uganda - a for profit social enterprise selling solar home systems on hire purchase to off grid customers. Before changing his focus to asset financing in developing markets, Kevin spent fifteen years in commercial asset financing, running his own technology leasing company from 2003 to 2008. From 1992 to 2002 he was with GE Capital in a variety of roles in their leasing businesses, including extensive mergers, acquisitions and integration work in the emerging economies of Eastern Europe. As a strong advocate of the potential of asset financing to expand credit for SMEs and micro-enterprises globally, he has published in a number of areas including asset financing and microfinance; the potential of technology to expand asset financing, and the East African leasing market.

Originally from Ireland, Kevin holds a BA from Trinity College, Dublin and a Master's degree from Louisiana State University — both in Zoology. He also holds a Master's in Development Economics from the University of Reading.