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Amiri is a 55-year-old married woman. She has four children with ages ranging from 12 years to 27 years. She describes herself to be focused and hard-working. She operates a farmstand where she sells bananas. She has been involved in this business for 20 years and employs three staff members. Her business is located at a good viable business area and her primary customers are local residents.

Amiri describes her biggest business challenge to be outbreaks of pests which affect her crops. She will use the Kes 32,700 loan to buy a water tank which will be used by her family members. Her business goal is to improve her business so as to double her profits within five years. She hopes that in the future, she will improve her business.

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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
  • 783
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.5
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Amiri to buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2012
Jan 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014