Mrs. Salma, is a war survivor and dedicated entrepreneur who lives in the highlands of Aceh, Indonesia. Her father and brother were killed during the Acehnese civil war and the shop of her family was burnt down. The sales of Nazava Water Filters offer a great opportunity for her and her husband to increase their daily income.
In just 6 months Salma sold over 300 water filters and provided over 1500 people with access to safe and affordable drinking water. Most of Salma’s customers are poor to lower income coffee farmers that earn less than 5 USD per day. Compared to buying water households save 132 USD per year using Nazava Water Filters, which enable them to purify rain, well or river water and make it safe to drink.
To respond to the high demand for Nazava water filters in her district, Salma would like to purchase bigger stock at reduced costs. She has already established a network of 5 sub-resellers that can directly sell the filters to their customers. “I currently have the cash for just 25 filters, that’s why I run out of stock easily, which is bad for my business. Transport costs are also relatively high when ordering just a few filters. “ With a 2000 USD loan, Ibu Salma can provide safe drinking water to 1000 people in just 1 month. The loan enables her to purchase around 200 water filters at a discounted price and with reduced transportation costs. This will provide more families with safe drinking water, increase their disposable income as well as the revenue for Salma
About Nazava Water Filters
Nazava Water Filters is a for-profit social enterprise that sells affordable and safe household water filters in Indonesia. Kiva loans will enable resellers to purchase more goods at one time so that they can scale faster and save on shipping costs. This lowers filter prices for end users and optimizes income for resellers, who receive loans at 0% interest and can choose whether to repay on a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis.
Nazava Water Filters joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.