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Chris
Chris, a resident of Mukuru informal settlements in Nairobi, is a landlord who wants a Fresh Life toilet at his compound to provide sanitation services to his tenants. He also wishes to see a community that is clean and free from bad smell, especially during the rainy seasons.

Chris, a married father of three, also runs other businesses, including a general shop and several rental houses. His hope for the future is to become a famous businessperson in Kenya.

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Eight million people in Kenyan slums and 2.6 billion people worldwide lack access to hygienic sanitation. Sanergy aims to permanently reduce related disease in these areas by making sanitation accessible, affordable and sustainable. This social enterprise builds toilets under the “Fresh Life” brand, franchises them to local entrepreneurs, collects the waste and converts it into renewable energy and organic fertilizer.
 

Because Sanergy’s core business is not microfinance and its partnership with Kiva is unprecedented, these loans present some level of additional risk for lenders. Accordingly, we have not provided a risk rating for this partner.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About Sanergy

Sanergy is a social enterprise that combines technology, entrepreneurialism and a unique business model to provide safe, accessible and affordable sanitation products and services to slum residents across Kenya. Sanergy uses the flexible, zero-interest capital provided by Kiva lenders to offer loans to its network of toilet operators. The funding covers the upfront costs of the toilet purchase, enabling operators to pay back the loan over time with the revenue generated by the toilet.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 1040
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,893,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Chris to purchase and run one Fresh Life toilet for his tenants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 8, 2012
Listed
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014