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Lucy
Lucy is a married woman. She has 3 children. She describes herself to be a determined woman. She operates a restaurant where she sells food, tea and snacks. Her business is located within a busy urban area and her primary customers are business people. She describes her biggest business challenge to be insufficient water for cooking.

She will use the Kes 26,500 loan to buy a water tank which she will use with her five family members and also in her business. Her business goal is to improve her business within 5 years. She hopes that in the future, she will expand her business. Lucy also does dairy farming which increases her business income.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is a part of SMEP's loan program to promote clean drinking water in partnership with Water.org. Called WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), this program offers three loan products:

1)      Loans designed to increase access to water. This includes financing for water tanks, water connections, water kiosks, pumps, filters, dispensers and catchment systems.

2)      Loans for sanitation improvements. This includes financing for the construction of bathrooms, toilets, septic tanks, soak pits, pit latrines, disposal units and incinerators.

3)      Loans for the drilling and construction of boreholes, shallow wells and water towers. This also includes the establishment and improvement of water treatment plants and chemicals.

WASH loan products carry greater risk than typical Kiva loans because they are used to fund non-income generating assets (in most cases), and therefore will need to be repaid with other sources of income. This income may already be contingent on other loans held by loan recipients.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 601
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,169,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Lucy to buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 12, 2012
Listed
Sep 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013