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Bertha Alicia
Bertha Alicia lives in a community in the Department of Colón Honduras. Her family depends on incomes of her small grocery store. She is 43 years old, lives with her husband and six children. Her husband is a farmer. It is clear that Bertha Alicia works hard to maintain her family and at night, after a hard day of work, the conditions in the house are not very good due to the lack of electricity. She has two kids that attend school and, she thinks the education is very important for their future. She wishes her children have better illumination to complete homework once the sun has set. The family wishes to spend more time together, extending the light hours to spend quality time. Bertha Alicia is requesting a loan to purchase a complete solar electric system from Soluz Honduras.

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This loan will provide solar electric systems for houses to be illuminated with highly efficient LED lamps. This loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit. With the electric lighting systems it is much easier to study and cook, as well as power needed electronics like cell phones. The systems reduce toxic fumes from kerosene lamps, and also reduce the family’s energy costs by eliminating the cost of kerosene, dry cell batteries and the cost to charge cell phones. Soluz Honduras installs, guarantees, and maintains the system to assure that the benefits will continue for many years, and the solar panel has a 25-year warranty. By supporting this loan, you are helping families access clean energy and reducing their negative impacts on their home environment and surrounding environment.

About Soluz Honduras:

Soluz Honduras is a social and environmental enterprise committed to increasing energy access for Hondurans using solar technology. By distributing solar products and related financing to provide affordable clean electricity, Soluz Honduras contributes to economic development while protecting the environment.


About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,803,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.9
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Bertha Alicia to purchase a solar home system to substitute the use of kerosenae lamps and firewood, reducing expenses and improving the health of her family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2014
Aug 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015