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Total loan: $25

Mary

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Kenyenya, Kisii County, Kenya / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy a solar lantern to provide adequate lighting in her home.


Mary's story

Hello Kiva community! Mary is a crop and animal farmer who wants to provide the best for her family. With her small income, she has not been able to provide sufficient electric lighting in her home. Her family has been using kerosene lamps, despite the toxic fumes that put the family at risk of contracting respiratory diseases.

Mary has requested a loan, which she will use 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.