There are no electric lights in her community, and it is very difficult for them to run their grocery store at night. They currently use candles, kerosene, and lights with batteries to light up the place. However, these only work for two hours. It is important to Zobeyda and her husband to have light in their home so that their children manage to be safer and so that they are not exposed to an accident with the candles and illnesses from the kerosene smoke.
That is why Zobeyda is requesting a loan to buy a 100 watt solar panel. This will benefit the whole family with clean energy. “With the solar panel I will be able to tend to the grocery store in the evenings and my children will do some school work. Using candles, kerosene, and lights [run by batteries], I spend too much. I really hope that you help me get this loan to buy a solar panel because I am sure that all of the houses nearby will also benefit.”
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TECNOSOL is a for-profit renewable energy company that provides electricity and solar powered products to families living off the grid in Nicaragua. It enables households to generate their own energy and replace toxic and expensive sources of light and heat like kerosene, diesel and wood.
Many of TECNOSOL's clients cannot afford the high upfront costs of buying solar products. Kiva loans help these households purchase clean energy products.
Solar home systems are much more than a solar lamp and can provide users with life changing amounts of power: enough power to run multiple lights, home appliances, radios, and TVs. These systems are modular, enabling clients to add solar panels and batteries to meet their increasing energy demands.
Important InformationThis Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.
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