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Marie Lifise
Lifise lives in Felix, a small village about few kilometers from Port-Salut in an area without access to electricity. She is married and has two children in school with his husband. She is a teacher and has recently decided to start selling EarthSpark clean energy products. With a Kiva loan, Lifise 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. Lifise would like to sell solar energy desk lamps with mobile phone charging capability. She wants to sell clean energy products because he likes business and wants to participate in the environmental protection of Haiti.

Additional Information

About EarthSpark International

EarthSpark International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating energy poverty in Haiti by expanding access to clean and efficient energy products and services for lower-income, underserved homes and businesses. EarthSpark supports local clean energy entrepreneurs in selling products ranging from solar energy systems to portable lanterns to improved cookstoves. EarthSpark has also built and is expanding Haiti's first pre-pay microgrid which delivers electricity to homes and businesses via poles and wires at a village scale.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About Haiti

  • $1,300
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Haiti Loans Fundraising
  • $2,599,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marie Lifise to purchase stock for a clean energy business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 29, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013