A loan of $400 helped to purchase stock for a clean energy business.


Selnys's story

Selnys lives in Felix, a small village about few kilometers from Port-Salut in an area without access to electricity. He is married and has four children with his wife who is a seamstress; three of them are in school. Selnys is a cabinetmaker, painter and retailer of pharmaceuticals products in different localities of the south department of Haiti for over 15 years. He has recently decided to start selling EarthSpark clean energy products to expand his current business. With a Kiva loan, Selnys will be 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. Selnys would like to sell solar energy desk lamps with mobile phone charging capability. He wants to sell clean energy products because he likes business and the local population really likes EarthSpark products.



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