Rachel has sold over 300 water filters, providing clean drinking water to over 1,500 people. Rachel sells the Nazava Water Filters through a network of sub-resellers in remote places of Indonesia, like Manado in North Sulawesi and Timor in East Indonesia.
Rachel wants to use this loan to expand sales on the island of Timor. As Indonesia has over 900 inhabited islands it can take very long to ship goods from the main island, where Nazava filters are made, to islands in eastern Indonesia. To get the filters quickly, Rachel always preferred to use airfreight, which of course is very expensive. Using the KIVA loan to finance a bigger stock of water filters, she can now choose for much cheaper sea freight. This will help Rachel to save around 5 USD per water filter.
“It is very hard to get clean drinking water in East Indonesia. Many people still boil their water on wood which is time consuming to collect or expensive to buy. Besides, burning on wood emits greenhouse gases and the indoor fires cause many respiratory diseases. Nazava Water Filters make well and rain water safe to drink without the need for boiling," she explains.
With this loan Rachel will provide a convenient solution to obtain clean drinking water to more than 100 households faster and cheaper than ever before.
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.