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Lydia
Lydia is a resident of the Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. She was born and raised in the same residence and is the last born in a family of four. Being the last born, she would like to do something to impact the lives of both her and her family members. Lydia dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur in the future. She seeks a loan to purchase and run two Fresh Life toilets to be put up in Shauri Moyo, a market area.

Lydia hopes that she will succeed in this area since it is in great need of sanitation facilities. She also is an environmentalist and believes that putting up a sanitation facility in an area with almost none would make it more habitable.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 716
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,281,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Lydia to purchase and run two Fresh Life toilets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 8, 2013
Listed
Nov 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 18, 2014