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Jacques lives in Jacmel, Haiti and is a regional distributor for EarthSpark. He enjoys selling solar products because he would like to “light up the world” and is an enthusiastic vendor for EarthSpark products. He has a network of other retailers who he stocks regularly with clean energy products. He would like to build his business and expand his network of retailers. The most popular product he sells is the TiPowa, a solar desk lamp with phone charging capabilities. With a
Kiva loan, he will be able to benefit from bulk prices for the TiPowa so that he can expand the number of EarthSpark retailers throughout his region and the whole country.

Additional Information

About EarthSpark International

EarthSpark International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating energy poverty in Haiti by expanding access to clean and efficient energy products and services for lower-income, underserved homes and businesses. EarthSpark supports local clean energy entrepreneurs in selling products ranging from solar energy systems to portable lanterns to improved cookstoves. EarthSpark has also built and is expanding Haiti's first pre-pay microgrid which delivers electricity to homes and businesses via poles and wires at a village scale.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About Haiti

  • $1,300
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Haiti Loans Fundraising
  • $1,960,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Jacques to purchase stock for a clean energy business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 7, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013