"That brings us to the end of the live section of this discussion. Thank you so much to all our panelists for generously sharing their time and insights.
And thank you to everyone from the Business Fights Poverty community who joined in - we…"
"Yes, technology seems to be key. Some models are starting to use some low tech solutions like WhatsApp to help communicate with entrepreneurs more efficiently.On the more sophisticated side, Boloro has developed an integrated mobile payment system…"
"That's great. William just asked about microcredit and wondered if Solar Sister has included that in its engagement with entrepreneurs. Could you share any information about financing for consumers to purchase energy solutions?"
"It sounds like we are starting to identify some good lessons and solutions. On that point, let’s move to our last question:
Q3. What are some emerging lessons and solutions on achieving scale, and where are there opportunities for more…"
"We've heard that as well from a number of social enterprises establishing their own networks. Have you been working with existing networks in these countries to help with the costs? Also curious to hear what kind of skills sales staff need to…"
"Thank you everyone for helping frame the conversation with some examples.
In the interest of time, let’s move on to our second question:
Q2. What are the most significant challenges to scale these models, and how do they vary across models,…"
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