Enabling Low Emission and Climate Resilient African Communities at Scale Through Credit Scoring Application

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Enabling Climate Resilient African Communities Through Credit Scoring is a novel credit scoring and portfolio monitoring application that helps distributed energy companies underwrite solar-powered productive use equipment and monitor portfolio health, by helping these companies identify low-risk lending opportunities to smallholder farmers. There are many such opportunities in the African market, but those smallholder farmers struggle to access reliable credit at reasonable rates. The proponents estimate that the system could provide solar-powered productive use system access for up to 4 million smallholder farmers over the next 5 years.