Mr. Meteda, is a devoted entrepreneur who lives in northern coastal plain of Papua, Indonesia. Papua is one if the poorest of Indonesia’s provinces and is plagued by social unrest. By selling Nazava Water Filters Meteda and his wife can acquire additional daily income. In just 3 months, Meteda sold 100 water filters and provided over 500 people with access to safe and affordable drinking water.
Meteda sells water filters to both rich and poor because everybody is in need of ways to clean their drinking water. 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.
The water filters that Nazava sells are assembled on the Indonesian Island of Java 3000 km from Mr. Meteda. Shipping them takes often more than 3 weeks.
“Transport takes very long and I currently have the cash for just 12 filters, that’s why I often have to disappoint consumers because I quickly run out of stock“, says Mr, Meteda.
To fulfill the high need of Nazava water filters in his region, Meteda desires to buy a larger amount at reduced transport costs.
With a 1100 USD loan, Mr Meteda can make safe drinking water available to 500 people in just 1 month. The loan allows him to purchase around 100 water filters at a reduced price and with reduced transportation costs. This will help more households in obtaining safe drinking water, augment their disposable income as well as the profit for Meteda’s family.
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.