Mrs. Sunaani, is an experienced trade woman who lives in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Makassar is one of the largest cities in Indonesia and has all the problems third world cities have: including a lack of access to safe and affordable drinking. That is why Sunaani started to sell Nazava Water Filters. So far she has been very successful: Three times she ordered water filtersand each time all her filters were sold out within a day.
Because Sulawesi is an island, the filters need to be shipped with an unreliable and slow boat service which needs almost two weeks to get the Nazava Water Filters to mrs Sunaani. That is why she is in urgent need of more stock. Besides, the shipping costs would be reduce by almost 50 % when she orders a few more boxes. “Many many people here want a filter, but I do not have money to increase my stock”, as Sunaani told to Nazava’s sales manager.
With a Kiva loan, Mrs Sunaani can make safe and affordable drinking water available to 1000 people in just 1 month. The loan allows her to buy around 200 water filters for a bigger discount and with lower transportation costs. By supporting Mrs. Sunaani, it’s not only her business that will be boosted but more families will have access to safe and affordable drinking water and these families will also save money and increase their disposable income.
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.