Total loan: $4,000


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Oshakati, Oshana Region, Namibia / Services

Tulonga's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped pay for training and initial inventory of solar energy stock.

Tulonga's story

Tulonga is a young woman living in northern Namibia with her mother and younger brother. In Namibia, roughly half the population lives without electricity. Because of this, most people there spend a large amount of their small income on candles, gas, and batteries for their energy and lighting needs.

By starting a small-scale solar energy business, Tulonga is able to offer her community members a safer, more affordable, and renewable way to meet their energy needs. Most of Tulonga's customers pay off their solar unit in just three months, and the product will last them five years (and comes with a warranty!).

"My solar light has saved us on batteries and charging costs," Tulonga says, and she wants to help her neighbors see these rewards as well!

Will you help Tulonga and her community to adapt to solar energy? (Pictured: Tulonga, center, teaching two of her customers about the benefits of solar energy.)