Elizabeth is 30 years old. She is a single mother with two children. She has an 11-month-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. She earns her income by selling mobile airtime scratch cards and jewelry that she makes herself.
Elizabeth is also a Solar Sister. Solar Sisters are female entrepreneurs who sell solar energy products to their communities. As a Solar Sister, she has learned marketing and business skills.
With the income she earns as a Solar Sister, Elizabeth hopes to save and buy her own land, save up for her children's school fees and also own a business that employs more people.
Elizabeth's dream is to be a landlord and to save enough money to support her children's education.
More information about this loan
This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit
About Solar Sister
Solar Sister is a nonprofit organization that distributes clean, affordable solar technology while empowering women with economic opportunity. The organization sells a variety of solar products through a growing sales network of local women. It provides each of them with a “business in a bag” containing approximately ten products to be sold at a profit. Saleswomen repay Solar Sister for this initial inventory on a monthly basis.
Kiva loans are used to fund these upfront inventory kits, allowing Solar Sister to invest more of its revenue in growth. During the course of this loan, this Solar Sister Entrepreneur will sell the inventory she purchases with these funds, repay Solar Sister, and access more product. Borrowers that are reliable saleswomen may leverage these loan funds multiple times during the course of this loan.