A loan of $1,000 helped stock for a clean energy business.


Louis Charles's story

Louis Charles lives in Tiburon, Haiti, about a 7-hour drive from the capital Port-au-Prince. Tiburon is not connected to the national electrical grid. There is smaller private source of electricity but it does not reach everyone and only provides power for 3 hours per day. He already has a successful business across from a bus station serving Haitians travelling to and from the capital and sells rice, sugar, and motor parts. He would like to expand his business and sell clean energy products with EarthSpark International. He wants to sell EarthSpark products because there isn’t a lot of access to small-scale solar products in his area and he believes that with EarthSpark products people will realize that with light they can do things they weren’t able to do before. He would like a 1000-dollar loan so that he can launch his clean energy entrepreneurship by purchasing solar desk lamps, solar light bulbs and charcoal-efficient miracle stoves.



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