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Gladys
Gladys is a 57-year-old married woman. She has seven children with ages ranging from 20 years to 35 years. She describes herself to be committed and self-motivated. She sells charcoal to earn a living.

She describes her biggest business challenge to be the lack of clean and safe water for family use. She will use the KES 9,000 (Kenyan shillings) loan to buy a water tank to store clean water for family use by eight family members. She hopes that in the future, she will raise a happy and healthy family through improvement of their sanitation.

This is her second loan with SMEP DTM. Her previous loan of KES 20,000 was repaid successfully.

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
  • 867
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,991,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Gladys to buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 27, 2013
Listed
Oct 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014