Total loan: $150


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Bungoma, Bungoma, Kenya / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy a solar lantern to provide adequate lighting, enabling her children to read while at home.

Joan's story

Hello, Kiva Community!

Meet Joan, a crop and animal farmer, and a mother eager to provide the very best for her family. She states that with her small income, she hasn’t been able to provide sufficient lighting with the electricity in her home. Her family has been using kerosene lamps, despite the toxic fumes that put the family at risk of contracting respiratory diseases.

Joan is kindly appealing for a loan to buy a solar lantern to provide adequate lighting in her home. She prefers this source of energy because it is efficient and can be used together with other electrical appliances such as charging a phone. The solar lantern will enable her children to study well while at home. Kindly consider her request for this loan.