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Peninah
Peninah is a Kiva borrower. She describes herself to be determined.

She operates a clothes store where she sells clothes. She describes her family challenge to be the lack of a tank to store enough water.

She will use the KES 22,000 loan to buy a 3,000-liter water tank. This will enable her family to store enough clean water for domestic use.

Peninah hopes that, in the future, she will economically grow and sustain her family. This is Peninah's fourth loan with SMEP Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited (SMEP DTM). Previous loans were successfully paid.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 819
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $40,352,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Peninah to buy a 3,000-liter water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 16, 2013
Listed
Sep 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014