A loan of $300 helped to purchase stock for a clean energy business.


Pierre's story

Thanks to the support of Kiva funders, Pierre is applying for a new loan! After being funded on Kiva, Pierre received 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. He used this “business in a bag” to launch a clean energy entrepreneurship with EarthSpark. He sold out of his products so quickly that he has paid off his loan and is now coming back to us for another loan. With this money, he will continue to sell solar desk lamps as well as kerosene and charcoal-efficient stoves in his community.



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