In Pakistan, more than 51 million people live without access to electricity. To meet their lighting and other basic energy needs many households depend on expensive fossil fuel-based sources, such as wood, dung, coal, kerosene lamps.
These can be unreliable, expensive, energy inefficient and carbon-intensive – and especially dangerous when used inside the home. EcoEnergy, in partnership with Kiva, launched a microlending program to offer financial access to underserved communities in Pakistan, allowing them to thrive using clean technology-based lighting systems. Signify Foundation supported the extension of a loan under KIVA’s Direct to Social Enterprise Program, to EcoEnergy.