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Junior
Junior lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Even though he has a university degree he is currently unemployed. He has worked with EarthSpark before helping on marketing our clean energy products. He would now like to launch his first business by becoming an EarthSpark Clean Energy Entreprenuer. With a Kiva loan, Junior will be set up with a “Business in a Bag”, a kit containing a personalized mix of small-scale clean energy products, marketing materials and training on energy literacy, SMS tracking of sales, and basic business skills. He is looking for a loan of 260 dollars to purchase stock for kerosene stoves and charcoal-efficient cookstoves because these are the products most in demand in his area. Both of these stoves help minimize the effects of charcoal on the environment by reducing carbon emissions and the need to cut down trees to produce charcoal.

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

  • $1,600
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Haiti Loans Fundraising
  • $1,936,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Junior inventory for a clean energy business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Jan 21, 2013
Listed
Jan 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013