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Irene is a Kiva borrower. She describes herself as ambitious. She is 43 years old. She has taken a loan of Kes 13,000 to buy a water dispenser and a water pipe for family use. This will ensure easy access to clean drinking water. Family members and visitors will benefit from the dispenser. She sells clothes to earn a living.

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More information about this loan

This loan is a part of SMEP's loan program to promote clean drinking water in partnership with 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
  • 592
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,761,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Irene to buy a water dispenser and pipe for her family to use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014