A loan of $300 helped to purchase solar-powered lanterns to sell in her community.


Monica's story

Monica is 26 years old, married and has a five-month-old son named Malcom. She owns a small retail shop and her husband is a primary school teacher.

Monica is also a Solar Sister. Solar Sisters are female entrepreneurs who sell clean, portable lanterns to their communities.

"While working with Solar Sister, I have been able to supplement my income," Monica says. "Now I have enough money to at least buy milk for my baby and also his clothing. With the money saved from Solar Sister, my husband and I hope to buy a plot of land for our future home, and also to open up a bigger shop."

Monica's biggest dreams include owning her own home, expanding her shop and being able to go back to school.

She loves Solar Sister because it allows her to start her own business with minimal start-up capital. With this Kiva loan, Monica will purchase more solar inventory that she will then resell to her community.



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