Total loan: $8,000


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Kalimeni, , Tanzania / Retail

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Erika's story

Erika is a 32-year-old woman from Tanzania. She has two children who go to primary school. When her children come back from school in the late afternoon, it already starts to get dark. In her village there is no electricity, so it becomes difficult for the children to read or to do homework in the evening. Erika wants to change that, she wants to bring solar energy not only to her village but to the whole district. She already did a class on renewable energies in Dar es Salaam where she learned the technical aspects of this technology. Now she needs to get a loan to start her business. The money will be used to buy solar home systems that she is going to sell in her village. A Kiva loan will give Erika the opportunity to have a truly significant impact on her community.