A loan of $50 helped to pay for ten low-cost LED lights to resell to rural households without electricity.

Phocus's story

Phocus is a 33-year-old man from Rulindo District in the Northern Province of Rwanda.

He is seeking his second Kiva loan of 30,000 RWF to purchase ten more rechargeable LED lights, which he will resell to people without electricity in his village. Every week or so, these customers will return to him to have their lights recharged for just 100 RWF.

Phocus started selling lights in August of 2012, and he has sold 40 lights to date, providing clean energy to 200 people. He is also a farmer and will reinvest the money he makes into expanding his other business to earn more money for himself, his wife Cecile, and their daughter, Joseline.

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