Update on LiseLise is an EarthSpark clean energy entrepreneur selling Lanp Enèji Pwòp solar light bulbs and TiPowa solar desk lamps with mobile phone charging on a rent-to-own basis. She lives in Les Cayes, the capital of the South Department of Haiti with her husband and child.
She currently has 32 customers renting out Lanp Enèji Pwòp and TiPowa and she has started to sell clean energy products with EarthSpark as clean energy entrepreneur. She sold out of her products so quickly that she has paid off her loan and is now coming back to us for another loan.
With the help of a Kiva loan last time, she was 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.
Previous Loan DetailsLise is an EarthSpark clean energy entrepreneur selling Lanp Enèji Pwòp solar light bulbs and TiPowa solar desk lamps with mobile phone charging on a rent-to-own basis. She lives in Les Cayes, the capital of the South Department of Haiti with her husband and child. With a Kiva loan, Lise will be ... More from Lise's previous loan »
About EarthSpark InternationalEarthSpark 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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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