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Thomas is a 27 year old married man. He has one child who is 10 years old. He describes himself to be humble and disciplined. He operates a farm where he grows crops. He describes his family challenge to be poor supply of water. He will use the Kes 8700 loan to buy a 1000 litre water tank to store clean water for domestic use. He hopes that in the future, he will have sufficient water to use during the dry seasons. This is his fourth loan with SMEP DTM. Previous loan of KES 80,000 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 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
  • 653
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $39,287,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Thomas to buy a 1000 litre water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014