Smail goes by the name of "Pastor Smail." He is the minister of a local church in a small community named "Fond Blanc" about 2 hours from Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. He is also the principal of a school within the community. In this community there is no access to electricity so the people use "lamp tèt gridap, candles, etc," which are not good for their health. Pastor Smail realizes that the Eneji Pwop products are not only better for the people's health, but also save the people money. So he wants to help his community by selling the Eneji Pwop products (Powapak & Sunking Pro), but he also will improve his economic situation.
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.