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


Jean Marie Vianney's story

Jean Marie Vianney is a 42-year-old man from Rulindo District in the Northern Province of Rwanda.

He is seeking a loan of RWF 30,000 to purchase 10 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 RWF 100.

Jean Marie Vianney started selling lights in August 2012 and he has sold 20 lights to date, providing clean energy to 100 people. He is also a farmer and will reinvest the money he makes into expanding his other business to earn more money for himself and his family.



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