Total loan: $4,150


Rundu, Kavango Region, Namibia / Wholesale

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A loan helped To purchase lighting products for sale to local businesses and sales agents who will then sell the products retail.

Theo's story

Theo is a married father of four, and is a leading regional manager in Elephant Energy's efforts in Namibia. He has years of work experience as an interviewer/enumerator for the government, and six years of sales experience. Theo joined Elephant Energy in March 2012 and has been one of the best performing managers in Elephant Energy's organization, consistently leading the group in sales. In August 2014, Theo was promoted to Senior Regional Sales Manager and he continues to support and mentor Regional Sales Mangers in other regions. Theo is passionate about not only distributing lighting products to those who need them but also helping raise local awareness regarding the dangers of kerosene lighting and the benefits of solar energy. Theo has quickly developed a strong network of retail customers and sales agents in both the urban and rural areas of his region, and has been instrumental in helping to train new staff for other regions. This loan will help Theo to secure more products for sale in his region by helping to address the need for cash on hand to place orders. Additionally, the loan will enable larger volume product orders, reducing the lights' per unit costs and ultimately allowing Theo to pass lower costs on to those in need of small scale solar lighting products.