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Aden Van Noppen
Acumen Fund in East Africa

Aden Van Noppen is a Housing Portfolio Consultant at Acumen Fund in East Africa, a non-profit global venture fund that invests in social enterprises. Prior to this she worked on urban development and low income housing in India at micro Home Solutions (mHS), a Delhi-based start-up whose mission is to build socially inclusive cities by creating a portfolio of housing solutions for the poor. Before going to India, Aden focused on market-based approaches to poverty–she was a Portfolio Associate at Acumen Fund in New York and worked at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, an international development consulting firm. Aden holds a B.A. in International Development from Brown University.

Posts by Aden Van Noppen

  • Aden Van Noppen

    The ABCs of Affordable Housing: A New Report From Acumen Fund

    Building quality affordable housing is not easy. It takes knowledge, creativity, and perseverance. One needs all the tools they can get. That is why we wrote The ABCs of Affordable Housing in Kenya. We hope this report will serve as a resource to practitioners and investors who are looking to enter the affordable housing sector in Kenya or elsewhere. Its pages contain a handful of challenges practitioners are bound to encounter and strategies to address them. Some of these strategies are specific to Kenya, but the vast majority can be drawn across geographic boundaries.

    Categories
    Education, Entrepreneurship
    Tags
    research
  • Aden Van Noppen

    The Beauty of Bricks and Mortar: Low-cost Housing as a Foundation for Impact

    At Acumen Fund, we feel it is high time for the dynamic to change - for the social enterprise sector to recognize the need to catalyze and support affordable housing across emerging markets. But we know there are forces working against us that cause housing to be treated like the forgotten stepchild of the social enterprise sector.

    Categories
    Entrepreneurship
    Tags
    impact investing, patient capital
  • Aden Van Noppen

    Acumen Fund Will Host Summer Student Leader Workshop

    Young people today are not protesting or rioting?instead, we are proclaiming ourselves social entrepreneurs and actively searching for the best models to address poverty. This movement is brewing on campuses across the country and the world, including my own, and Acumen Fund wants to help us develop the skills and knowledge we need...

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