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Claude lives in Chardonnières where he works as a building technician and professor. His wife also work as secretary. They married and have two 2 children in school. He is interesting in becoming a retailer to promote EarthSpark products to help farmers so they do not continue to cut down trees, consume kerosene for lighting, and have more savings. He has bought clean energy products in the past but now wishes to join the EarthSpark team as a clean energy entrepreneur.

He is looking for a loan to help him purchase EarthSpark products to sell in his locality. He is looking to purchase solar light bulbs, solar desk lamps and efficient stoves. With a Kiva loan, Claude 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 to launch his business.

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
  • 7
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    Haiti Loans Fundraising
  • $2,592,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.6
    Haiti Gourdes (HTG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Claude to purchase inventory for a clean energy retail business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 8, 2013