A loan of $50 helped to pay for 10 low-cost LED lights to resell to rural households without electricity.


Beatrice's story

Beatrice is a 45-year-old woman from Bugesera District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. She is seeking a loan of RWF 30,000 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 RWF 100. Beatrice started selling lights in July 2012, and she has sold 20 lights to date, providing clean energy to 100 people. With the money she makes from selling and recharging lights, she will improve her adobe brick home, where she lives with her husband Philippe and her five children (Faustin, Evode, Rene, Jean de Dieu, and Lea).



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