Ron Bills


Nanofinance – Bringing the Bank to the Kitchen

A man cooks using Envirofit SmartGas in his home

The scope of microfinance has changed and the majority of microlending banks now charge higher interest rates and promote larger loans. One reason for this is transaction costs, which can make issuing loans for less than $50 prohibitively expensive. … read more


Envirofit International Newsletter – Winter 2017

The Envirofit SmartGas Valve combines mobile money and clean energy in a practical household energy application

2018 promises to be an exciting year for the cookstove industry. The needs of families living in emerging markets are changing, and we’re able to meet them with cooking solutions that match their habits and consumer patterns better than ever.… read more


How better customer service can help the world’s poor out of energy poverty

A useful product can get someone’s attention, but customer service is the cornerstone of establishing trust. A lot of companies that serve customers in poor countries have innovative, affordable products that never make it off the shelf. If the need is there, and the market exists why are sales lacking? Too often it’s because these… read more