Fatuma – Tanzania Morogoro, Tanzania

Home Energy

This loan is part of African Solar Rises’ efforts to enable households to generate their own energy and replace toxic and expensive sources of light and heat like kerosene, diesel and wood. Solar home systems are much more than a solar lamp and can provide users with life changing amounts of power: enough power to run multiple lights, home appliances, radios, and TVs. This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit. By supporting this loan, you are helping African Solar Rise clients who can’t afford the high upfront costs of buying solar products access the technology.

This loan is special because:

It gives families access to renewable clean energy.

A loan of $1,400 helped to purchase a solar-powered lamp and television system.