Blog Posts by Denis Okello
Solar “Lamp Library” to Light Up Education in Rural Africa
6 Mar 2019Blog
BrightLife’s Lamp Library initiative allows rural students in Uganda to use solar lanterns in school and borrow them to take home for study.
BrightLife and Africell Partner to Improve Access to Clean Cookstoves
17 Jan 2019Blog
BrightLife joined hands with one of Uganda’s leading telecommunications companies, Africell, to promote a healthier and more cost-effective cookstove.
Switching Careers from the Corporate World to Social Enterprise
10 Dec 2018Blog
BrightLife’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Andrew Muhwezi, reflects on his career in banking and energy, talks about his motivation for joining BrightLife, and comments on the future.
When Nature Calls, Blue Box Comes to the Rescue in Kenya
19 Nov 2018Blog
Blue Box, a container-based toilet by Sanivation, enables people in non-sewered areas to respond to nature’s call safely, conveniently and with dignity.
Four Ways to Help Eradicate Global Poverty
17 Oct 2018Blog
October 17 is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Learn how FINCA International is pairing donor support with market-based approaches to fight global poverty.
BrightLife Impacts 100,000 Lives in Uganda
10 Oct 2018Blog
BrightLife has impacted over 100,000 people in Uganda with life-enhancing clean energy products, enabling access to affordable, modern energy for off-grid families.
Taking the Credit Pulse in Uganda: The State of Over-Indebtedness
27 Sep 2018Blog
The Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion (PRFI) commissioned a scoping of the credit market in Uganda to assess the state of client over-indebtedness.
FINCA Advisory Council Event Engages Supporters on Social Enterprise
9 Aug 2018Blog
The inaugural FINCA Advisory Council event brought together supporters for a panel discussion on social enterprise and impact investing, including an appearance by FINCA Ventures investee, Amped Innovation.
Case Study: The Business Case for Digital Financial Services
2 Aug 2018Insights
The International Finance Corporation and the Mastercard Foundation present key elements of a financial model for a digital financial service. The report features the work of FINCA DR Congo.
Rupert Scofield on the Future of Financial Inclusion in Philanthropy Impact
19 Jul 2018Media Coverage
FINCA International President and CEO, Rupert Scofield, reflects on the evolution of microfinance and how fintech and impact investing are reshaping financial inclusion.