Tara is a 22 year old university student in his 8th semester living in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. He is pursuing a degree in information technology and pays for his studies by selling Nazava water filters. This Kiva loan will help Tara to get enough stock to sell Nazava Water filters to 4 different districts in the state of West Kalimantan.
Many rural villagers in West Kalimantan have the financial means to buy low cost Nazava filters but lack sufficient access to them. Tara will be setting up demonstrations on rural markets in multiple villages to raise product awareness and sell the water filters. A Kiva loan for Tara truly means a win-win situation for Tara and the communities that buy them: Villagers get clean, affordable drinking water, and Tara makes enough money to continue his university studies.
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.