A loan of $100 helped to pay for a package of clean energy so that he can eat healthy.

Isaac's story

Isaac is a 27-year-old young man, who works in business by profession and is single. He owns a retail shop which is about 7km away from his home. Isaac leaves home as early as 5am in order to manage the morning traffic jams so that he can open his shop early enough for his customers. Due to the nature of his business, he is not able to use a charcoal stove to prepare breakfast or lunch while at work. He says that electricity is very expensive to use so he instead resorts to eating in the nearby restaurant.

Isaac realizes that he spends a lot of money on eating in the restaurant. With this package, he says that he will save both on food and cooking energy so that he can commence planning on building a house for himself and thereafter marrying.

Isaac is very grateful for the size of the stove and gas energy - it is very handy as he can use it at home as well as at work. He acknowledges that had it not been for this KIVA loan, he wouldn’t have been able to access the cooking gas package. Although he was aware of its clean advantages and efficiency, the initial costs were very high for him.

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