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Sophia
Sophia is a Kiva borrower and she describes herself as optimistic and determined. She has taken a loan of Kes 32,700 to purchase a water tank that four members of her family will benefit from. The family faces lack of water due to the long dry season in the area. They will be able to harvest rain water during the rainy season. She runs a hotel and also sells cereals to earn an income. This is her third 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
  • 837
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,938,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sophia purchase a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 17, 2013
Listed
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014