1616 H St. NW
BRIDGE Number: 5488446970
Allison Archambault, Rachel McManus, Arthur Jacquiau-Chamski
Dan Schnitzer, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Ted Steck
EarthSpark expands access to high-quality energy solutions in off-grid areas of Haiti.
Seventy-five percent of Haitian households lack access to electricity, and these families spend about 10% of their income on kerosene and candles for lighting and even more for phone charging and charcoal for cooking. In other words, Haiti's poor pay a premium for basic energy needs which in turn are not only expensive, but also present health risks and are detrimental to the environment.
EarthSpark International builds clean energy value chains to eradicate energy poverty. In Haiti since 2008, EarthSpark works via its Haitian brand, Eneji Pwop ("Clean Energy" in Haitian Creole) to provide access to small-scale solar products and efficient cookstoves through its established value chain solutions and a growing network of local clean energy entrepreneurs.