Johnny lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he runs an Internet café and printing shop. He has sold clean energy products in the past but now wishes to join the EarthSpark team as a clean energy entrepreneur. He likes EarthSpark products because they are high-quality and well-known in his community.
He is looking for a loan to help him purchase EarthSpark products to sell in his internet café. He wants to purchase solar light bulbs, solar desk lamps and larger solar home systems. By integrating EarthSpark products into his current business, Johnny will be able to both augment his current earnings and take advantage of a steady customer base to help market his new products.
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.