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


Esperance's story

Esperance is a 36-year-old woman from Rwamagana District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. She is seeking a loan of 30,000 Rawandan francs (RWF) to purchase 10 rechargeable LED lights, which she will resell to people without electricity in her village. Every week or so, these customers will return to her to have their lights recharged for just 100 RWF. Esperance started selling lights in May, 2012 and she has sold 90 to date, providing clean energy to 450 people. She is also a shopkeeper and will reinvest the money she makes into expanding her other business to earn more money for herself, her husband Jean Pierre, and their four children.



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