Lovince lives in Les Cayes, the capital of the South Department of Haiti. He has had a business in the city for 3 years and is now looking to expand his business to sell clean energy products. He is really interested in selling Lanp Enèji Pwòp as well solar desk lamps and the Recho Gaz Blan (a type of cookstove). He has been a dedicated clean energy entrepreneur ever since and he lacks the capital to grow his business. In this case, with a Kiva loan; Lovince 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 has been working with Enèji Pwop as retailer since the beginning of Enèji Pwòp Expansion Program and he would like to continue to be a part of the team.
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.