A loan of $1,700 helped to purchase more stocks for his technology kiosk.

Kalep's story

Kalep is the first ever college graduate from his hometown, a small off-grid village (pop; approximately 700) on Alor island in the eastern part of Indonesia. He moved to Kupang city in West Timor, the capital of East Nusa Tenggara province to further his career.

He worked with an NGO for over a decade, then decided on a career change. He started a small business that sells a variety of products from flight tickets to phone and electricity credit. To assist his village back in Alor, he set up a savings and loan group to serve the unbanked community with basic financial services.

After learning about Kopernik’s simple and life-changing technologies such as solar lights, water filters, and clean cookstoves, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked again and he sees the promising opportunity of joining Kopernik’s Tech Kiosk network. He not only sells the technologies but introduces solutions to his customers’ problems: difficult access to clean water, unaffordable LPG gas which make them to choose between three stone fire or kerosene stove, and frequent power cuts.

With a high demand for simple, eco-friendly technologies, Kalep is going to use the loan to buy more stock of green technology products and reach more people. Kalep is positive, responsible and offers good quality customer service.

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