Mr. Meteda is a committed salesman who lives on the northern shore of Papua. Papua is one of the most remote islands of Indonesia and is the scene of a long lasting armed unrest.
Safe drinking water is hard to get in Papua, therefore Meteda is proudly selling Nazava water filters that turn well and rain water into water that is safe to drink. By selling Nazava Water Filters, Meteda earns an additional 100 dollars per month while at the same time providing clean drinking water to many of his community members.
Most trade in Papua is done by migrants from other parts of Indonesia. Meteda, who is a native Papuan, sees it as his duty to show his fellow Papuans that they can also become successful businessmen. Meteda can be found in local markets around his hometown, Sentani, promoting Nazava Water Filters.
Meteda wants to expand to more local markets, plus begin doing demonstrations at local offices. Meteda will use this loan to buy more Nazava water filters on credit. Because Meteda lives more than 3000 kilometres away from the Nazava warehouse it is very important to have enough 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.