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Naphtali
Naphtali is a Kiva borrower. She operates a beauty salon where she does hair treatment and hair plaiting. She will use this loan of KES 15,000 to buy a water tank. Her family will benefit from the tank. Naphtali faces a challenge of continuous supply of water. She will use the water tank to ensure there is an adequate water supply in the house. She hopes that in future she will have a bigger tank. This is Naphtali's first loan with SMEP DTM.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is a part of SMEP's loan program to promote clean drinking water in partnership with Water.org. 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
  • 449
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,309,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.9
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Naphtali to buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 31, 2013
Listed
Jul 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013