Total loan: $325


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Les Anglais, Sud Department, Haiti / Personal Use

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

A loan helped to connect her home to Haiti's first solar hybrid smart electricity grid.

Gilbert's story

This loan helps Gilbert get connected to her local prepay microgrid.

Gilbert is a teacher and lives with her husband and seven children in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. Their house has no reliable access to electricity and thus Gilbert is forced to use costly and harmful kerosene for lighting. A solar-powered microgrid is being installed in Les Anglais, giving Gilbert and her family the opportunity to connect to a higher quality, lower-cost energy source. She is looking forward to getting better lighting at night. She is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders to cover the upfront cost of connection to the grid, which she will repay through her payments for electricity.

An electrical connection dramatically reduces the cost of lighting in towns such as Les Anglais while offering far superior light quality and more generally providing opportunities for people to dramatically improve their quality of life.

To see a video of Les Anglais and the hybrid solar grid, please click here.