A loan of $325 helped to connect her home to Haiti's first solar hybrid smart electricity grid.


Andrise's story

This loan helps Andrise get connected to her local prepay microgrid.

Andrise lives with her husband and her only child in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. Their cream and green house has no reliable access to electricity, thus Andrise is forced to use costly and harmful kerosene for lighting. She wishes her child had better light for studying at night. A solar-powered microgrid is being installed in Les Anglais, giving Andrise and her family the opportunity to connect to a higher quality, lower cost energy source. She is looking forward to being connected, as it will allow her to save money. She is seeking a loan from Kiva lenders to cover the upfront cost of connection to the grid, which she will repay through her payments for electricity.

An electrical connection dramatically reduces the cost of lighting in towns such as Les Anglais, while offering far superior light quality and more generally providing opportunities for people to dramatically improve their quality of life.

To see a video of Les Anglais and the hybrid solar grid, please click here.



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