Total loan: $300


Les Anglais, Sud Department, Haiti / Personal Use

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A loan helped to connect to Haiti's first solar-powered microgrid.

Gilet's story

This loan helps Gilet get connected to his local solar-powered microgrid. Gilet lives in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. His house has no reliable access to electricity and thus Gilet is forced to use costly and harmful kerosene for lighting. A solar-powered microgrid is being installed in Les Anglais, giving Gilet and his family the opportunity to connect to a higher quality, lower-cost energy source. He is looking forward to being connected as it will allow him to save money. 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.