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John
John is a Kiva borrower and describes himself as a go-getter. He operates a motorbike business in which he transports customers to various locations. The main challenge his family faces is poor drainage in the area they live and lack of a good water supply. He will use this Kes 20,000 loan to buy a water tank in which he will store clean water for domestic use. He hopes that in the future, he will become a farmer. This is his third loan from SMEP DTM. He successfully repaid his previous loan, for KES 70,000.

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
  • 435
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $38,192,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.4
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped John buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 12, 2013
Listed
Nov 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 19, 2014