Mr Aziz has been Nazava’s reseller in Bogor [60km south of Jakarta, the capital] since 2011. He has sold over a hundred water filters and also established a network of resellers in several cities in Indonesia.
Mr Aziz: “I heard about Nazava from a friend. After learning more about Nazava on the web, I contacted the manager Syahri Abdillah and applied to become a reseller for Nazava Water Filters. To become a resellers I had to invest 200 USD in stock. After 6 months of saving money I had enough money to register as a reseller of Nazava Water Filters. I asked a friend to make a website and ever since I promote Nazava Water Filters to friends, colleges and people that I meet."
"The prospect of this business is very good. Slowly but surely the mindset of people regarding how to obtain drinking water is changing. Instead of boiling water, which is expensive and a hassle, people more and more accept the technology of Nazava. My ambition is to sell more water filters and increase my profit so that my family can live more comfortable. I also wish that people will know me as a green technology activist and water filter salesmen.”
With help of KIVA credit Mr. Aziz can have a larger stock with a larger variety of filters. Subsequently he will place advertisements in local newspapers and will also try to advertise Nazava through the local radio stations. By the end of this year he plans to rent a new shop in Bogor which is very expensive. So Mr. Azis really needs the loan in order to be able to pay for bigger stock.
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.