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Gilbert
Gilbert is a Kiva borrower who describes himself as determined. He has taken a loan of 20,000 KES (Kenyan shillings) to buy a small water tank that will benefit six members of the family. The family faces inadequate water supply from the city council and also inadequate rainfall. The water tank will enable them to store and access clean water.

He runs a butchery to earn an income. He hopes that in future, he will be able to purchase a bigger tank and also bulls. This is his 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
  • 680
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  • $42,246,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Gilbert to buy a water tank to store and access clean water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 18, 2013
Listed
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014