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Sharon
Sharon is a Kiva borrower who describes herself as hopeful. She has taken a loan of 21,000 KES to buy a water tank. Eight members of her family will benefit from the water tank. The family faces the challenge of accessing water for daily use during the dry season. With this water tank, they will be able to harvest rainwater during the rainy season. She runs a retail shop to earn an income. She hopes that in future she will be able to educate and feed her children.

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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 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
  • 1051
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,896,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Sharon to purchase a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 17, 2013
Listed
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014