Total loan: $75


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Maasin City, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy a waterproof solar lamp.

Hilda's story

Hilda works hard to support two children. She is married and has a sari-sari, or small general store in the Philippines.

Hilda would like to have a solar-powered lamp for several reasons. One would be to have a waterproof backup light during the rainy season and in case of an emergency. With it she could extend her store hours past nightfall and provide her children with a bright light when they study at night. She will also save money by minimizing her kerosene expenses.

So Hilda has applied for a 3,100 PHP loan through Kiva's field partner NWTF to buy one. She likes the idea of saving money, helping the environment and reducing health and hazard risks to her family.