Auguste lives in Chantal, in the South Department of Haiti. He has had a grocery store for 17 years that sells food supplies. He has started to sell clean energy products with EarthSpark as clean energy entrepreneur. He sold out of his products so quickly that he has paid off his loan and is now coming back to us for another loan but he is seeking another loan of 400 USD.
With a Kiva loan, Auguste 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.
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.