A loan of $650 helped to pay for clean energy products that will be sold to his community.


Daniel's story

Coming from a farming family, Daniel lived from hand to mouth. He grew up with a dream to be a ship captain. He joined marine school but later dropped out because his family could not afford the cost of training. Daniel was working as an honorary teacher before he decided to open a small shop selling everyday goods, toiletries and snacks.

To increase his income, Daniel has joined Kopernik’s Tech Kiosk network to sell simple life-changing technologies. He will use the loan to buy water filters, clean cooking stoves, and solar lamps and grow his business.

His community experiences frequent power cuts. Many households in Kupang still use traditional open fires or kerosene stoves which produce harmful smoke. Kerosene is expensive and rarely available. The idea of fuel efficient lighting and clean cooking makes him keen to educate his customers in the cost-savings and health benefits of these technologies.



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