Total loan: $325
Les Anglais, Sud Department, Haiti / Personal Use
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A loan helped to connect to Haiti's first solar hybrid smart electricity grid.
This loan helps Chedouine get connected to her local prepay microgrid. Chedouine is a teacher and lives with her only child in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. Their house has no reliable access to electricity and thus, Chedouine is forced to use costly and harmful kerosene for lighting. She wishes her kid had better light for studying at night. A solar-powered microgrid is being installed in Les Anglais, giving Chedouine and her family the opportunity to connect to a higher quality, lower-cost energy source. She is looking forward to being connected as it will allow her to save money. 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.