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Benjamin is a Kiva borrower who describes himself as committed. He has taken a loan of 15,000 KES to buy a water tank that will benefit four family members.This will enable them to access water easily. The family faces the challenge of water harvesting. His source of income is a quarry where he sells construction stones. He hopes that in future he will be stable and successful. This is his first loan with SMEP DTM.

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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
  • 722
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Benjamin buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014