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Update on Lecene

Lecene has already taken out three loans to launch his clean energy retail business. He is selling his EarthSpark clean energy products on a rent-to-own basis in his community. After renting out the entire inventory, he bought clean energy products with his last loan and still has customers calling him with more orders. He is taking out a fourth loan to help meet the demand in his community for a source of renewable energy that will allow customers save money while helping the environment.

Previous Loan Details

Lecene started selling EarthSpark clean energy products a few months ago, integrating these products into his existing business. In addition to selling EarthSpark products, he also sells hand-made crafts such as earrings and woven purses. He travels around town on a bicycle with all his stock wit... More from Lecene's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Haiti

  • $1,300
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Haiti Loans Fundraising
  • $2,365,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Lecene to purchase stock for a clean energy business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 28, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Lecene. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2013. Learn More