Microsol was founded in 2006 with a wish to focus its efforts on research and dissemination of knowledge on the appropriate technologies issue. After implementing specific actions of consulting on environmental and social issues in France, we studied microfinance and the environment, carbon trading, etc., to strengthen the understanding of these issues. In 2007, Microsol performed eight months of field studies in Peru: project evaluations, socio-anthropological studies, etc.

Microsol created an innovative solution to support the local dynamics of poverty through appropriate technologies, launching the Qori Q'oncha Programme of Activities (PoA) for needy rural populations, dedicated to value improved stoves on the carbon market in Peru. This PoA from its inception focused on having a triple impact: social, economic and environmental.

The Swiss foundation myclimate joined Microsol in 2009 until 2013 as a member of the PoA, to support the dynamic growth. As of today, there are more than 100 000 improved stoves built in all of Peru by the country's strategic partners, both public and private. The Qori Q'oncha PoA, which brings together all projects into one single scheme, was validated by an auditor accredited by the United Nations (DOE) in mid-2010, and was registered later that same year under the demanding requirements of the quality standard Gold Standard. Thus, Qori Q'oncha has become the first and the only validated Programme of Activities in the voluntary carbon market worldwide. In May 2011, Qori Q’oncha achieved its first verification under the Gold Standard, and generated its first credits in October of that year, delivering $ 650,000 to local partners. In May 2013, Qori Q’oncha achieved its second verification, this time US$ 1 850 000 were deliveries to peruvian partners.

Since  2010, Microsol implements PoA in the world to replicate this experience and to enable developers of improved stoves, biogas digesters, solar panels, micro-hydroelectric stations, solar heaters, water filters, insulation of houses, etc. to benefit from both our methodology and resources from the international carbon market.