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A loan of $100 helped to pay for 20 low-cost LED lights to resell to rural households without electricity.


Jannet's story

Jannet is a 34-year-old woman from the Kayonza District in the eastern province of Rwanda.

She is seeking a loan of RWF 60,000 to purchase 20 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 RWF 100. Jannet started selling lights in February, 2012; she has sold 100 lights to date, providing clean energy to 500 people.

She is also a shopkeeper and the Treasurer of her Nuru Group. She will reinvest the money she makes into expanding her other business to earn more money for herself and her family .



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