Total loan: $325


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Les Anglais, Sud Department, Haiti / Personal Use

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

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

Legene's story

This loan helps Legene get connected to his local prepay microgrid.

Legene lives with his wife and his six children in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. Their white and brown wooden house has no reliable access to electricity and thus, Legene is forced to use costly and harmful kerosene for lighting. A solar-powered microgrid is being installed in Les Anglais, giving Legene and his family the opportunity to connect to a higher quality, lower-cost energy source. He is looking forward to the general improvement in his lifestyle that the electric grid will provide to him and his family. He is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders to cover the upfront cost of connection to the grid, which he will repay through his 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.