A loan of $650 helped to purchase stock for a clean energy business.


Altise's story

Altise is an EarthSpark clean energy entrepreneur selling Lanp Enèji Pwòp solar light bulbs on a rent-to-own basis. She lives in Chardonnieres, Haiti about a 6 hours’ drive from Port-au-Prince in an area without access to electricity. She first started selling EarthSpark products after being a customer. She had bought a Lanp Enèji Pwòp to replace her sooty kerosene stove. After noticing that her son’s eyes didn’t water while studying with a Lanp Enèji Pwòp the way they had under a kerosene lamp, she decided she wanted to spread the word within her community. She currently has 30 customers renting out Lanp Enèji Pwòp and she has started to sell clean energy products with EarthSpark. She used this “business in a bag” to launch a clean energy entrepreneurship with EarthSpark. She sold out of her products so quickly that she has paid off her loan and is now coming back to us for another loan. This time, she would like to double her business and is asking for 630 USD. With this money, she will continue to sell solar desk lamps and efficient stoves. With her first Kiva loan, Altise was set up with a “Business in a Bag”, a kit containing a personalized mix of small-scale clean energy products, marketing materials and training on energy literacy, SMS tracking of sales, and basic business skills.



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