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

Sainte Rose's story

This loan helps Sainte Rose get connected to her local prepay microgrid.

Sainte Rose runs a small business and lives with her husband and her nine kids in the town of Les Anglais in southern Haiti. Their white wooden house has no reliable access to electricity, and thus Sainte Rose is forced to use costly and harmful kerosene for lighting. With seven of her kids still at school, she wishes they had better light for studying at night. A solar-powered microgrid is being installed in Les Anglais, giving Sainte Rose 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 up-front 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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