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Lydia
Lydia is a married woman and she has 7 children. She describes herself to be God fearing.

She operates a retail business where she sells cereals. Her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge to be lack of enough water for domestic use.

She will use the 30,000 KES loan to buy a 3,000 liter water tank to store clean water for domestic use. She hopes that, in the future, she will be financially stable.

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
  • 1014
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $43,148,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Lydia to buy a 3,000 liter tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 2, 2014
Listed
Jan 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2015