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Jennifer is a youth brought up in Machakos, a county in Kenya, and moved to Nairobi, the capital, to look for a source of income. She is married and has one child. She also owns a hotel business and learned about the Fresh Life Franchise from her sister.

Jennifer gained an interest in owning one of the franchises and plans to purchase two sanitation facilities and set them up at a busy market place. She will employ one person to run the franchise as she pursues her career in clinical medicine. She seeks a loan to help her purchase and run two Fresh Life Toilets. The income earned will be used to repay her loan and expand her franchise in order to create more employment opportunities.

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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
  • 945
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,867,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Jennifer to purchase and run two Fresh Life Toilets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015