A loan of $50 helped to buy 10 low-cost LED lights to resell to rural households without electricity.


Francois's story

Francois is a 35-year-old man from the Bugesera District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. He lives in an adobe brick home with his wife Console and his five children Diane, Pascal, Tharcise, Annee Marie, and Moise. Francois started selling rechargeable lights in July 2012 and to date has sold 20 lights, providing clean energy to 100 people. Francois is requesting a 50 USD loan to purchase 10 rechargeable LED lights to resell to people in his village without electricity. Every week or so, his customers will return to have their lights recharged for just 20 cents. Francois will use the profit from selling and recharging lights to improve his adobe brick home.



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