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Anthony is a 23-year-old married man. He has a child who is two years old. He describes himself to be smart. He operates a farm where he grows crops and does business for extra income.

He describes his biggest challenge to be lack of water pumps. He will use the KES 40,000 loan to buy water pumps and pipes to pump water for irrigating his farm. He hopes that in the future, he will earn more money. 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 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
  • 760
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,695,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Anthony to buy water pumps and pipes for irrigating his farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014