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Rosebella is a 28-year-old married woman. She has 2 children who are 2 and 7 years old. She describes herself as a focused risk-taker. She operates a farm where she sells farm produce such as maize, beans and other crops. Her business is located in a fertile agricultural area and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge as insufficient water for home use in household chores. She will use the 8700 KES loan to buy a water tank, which her five family members will use to complete their household chores. Her business goal is to improve her business within 5 years. She hopes that in the future, she will improve her family's standard of living.

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This loan is a part of SMEP's loan program to promote clean drinking water in partnership with 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
  • 1015
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Rosebella to buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013