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Emile got married and has a daughter. He has been working as barman in a big hotel in his region for few years. Emile gets to know people each day by serving them regularly at the restaurant.

Emile sees that there is an opportunity to profit by offering our renewable energy products to the costumers. He would like to use a loan to buy Eneji Pwop goods and resell them through the bar. Then a Kiva loan will help Emile develop this business in clean energy retail.

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.

About Haiti

  • $1,300
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Haiti Loans Fundraising
  • $2,592,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.7
    Haiti Gourdes (HTG) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Emile to purchase stock for a clean energy business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 6, 2014
Sep 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 31, 2014