A loan of $325 helped to purchase solar-powered lanterns to sell in her community.

Jane Francis's story

Jane Francis is 50 years old and lives in the town of Buwama, Uganda. She has eight children, whose ages range from 11 to 32, as well as four grandchildren. Jane Francis is a widow and three of her children still live at home under her care.

In addition to being a Solar Sister entrepreneur, Jane Francis works as a farmer to earn a living. She raises pigs and cows and grows maize, cassava, beans, bananas, and sweet potatoes. Solar Sisters are female entrepreneurs who sell solar-powered lanterns and phone charging to their communities. With this Kiva loan, Jane Francis will purchase more solar inventory that she will then resell to her community.

Jane Francis loves being a Solar Sister because it helps her earn additional income to supplement her children's school fees. Her biggest motivations in selling solar lanterns are her own personal development and earning extra income. Jane Francis's biggest dream for the future is to build another home for her family.

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