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Charles is a married man. He has 5 children with ages ranging from 2 years to 12 years. He describes himself as a visionary man. He provides transportation services by donkey. He has been involved in this business for 5 years. His business is located within a peri-urban area and his primary customers are local residents and businesspeople. He describes his biggest business challenge as inadequate water for the donkey and his family members. He will use the KES 11,100 loan to buy a water tank that will be used by his 15 family members, including his extended family. His business goal is to expand his business within 5 years. This is his second loan from SMEP DTM. In addition, Charles does farming to increase his business income.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 756
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,830,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Charles to buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013