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Peterson resides the Mukuru informal settlement of Nairobi, Kenya. He owns a single room house which he has rented out. Peter wishes to be financially stable in the future and become a successful businessman. He has decided that he'd like to begin with a Fresh Life toilet business.

Peterson says that only through investing in the sanitation sector will he be able to make a visible impact on his community. He seeks funding to enable him purchase and run two Fresh Life toilets to be set up in his area of residence. Peterson hopes that his business will be successful and expand. In the future, he hopes to purchase more rental property to facilitate his dream of attaining financial stability.

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Through a partnership with the Foward Foundation, Sanergy is empowering 40 unemployed youth aged 18-25 in the Mukuru informal settlement run their own businesses. After attending an extended training, young entrepreneurs will be able to purchase Fresh Life toilets at a reduced price.

About Sanergy

Sanergy is a social enterprise that combines technology, entrepreneurialism and a unique business model to provide safe, accessible and affordable sanitation products and services to slum residents across Kenya. Sanergy uses the flexible, zero-interest capital provided by Kiva lenders to offer loans to its network of toilet operators. The funding covers the upfront costs of the toilet purchase, enabling operators to pay back the loan over time with the revenue generated by the toilet.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 715
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Peterson to purchase and run two Fresh Life toilets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 31, 2014