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Water purification has been a tremendous problem in Haiti for years. Consequently, several entrepreneurs have shared a passion to innovate the safe drinking water business sector in Haiti. ACPSF is considered the leading water purification business in the community because of its customer base and its services. Guillaume has thought for a long time on the best way to fight against diseases that are caused by unsafe drinking water in the community of Nazon. After several months of research and planning, he decided to open ACPSF water purification in June 2013. Since then, the business has served everyone in the community. This loan will help buy maintenance tools to better serve its current and future customers.

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This loan could be made to a small and growing business (SGB) or a cooperative.  Please note that due to the risky nature of lending to SGBs and cooperatives, a market segment that is generally not served by microfinance organizations, Zafèn loans carry a significantly higher level of repayment risk than most other Kiva loans. The program has a repayment target of 70%, well below that of Fonkoze’s other portfolios. Lenders who choose to fund Zafèn loans should be aware of this risk.


About Fonkoze - Zafèn:

Fonkoze is Haiti’s largest microfinance institution, offering a full range of financial and development services to Haiti’s rural poor. Zafèn is a program created by Fonkoze to provide soft loans, training and support for small and growing businesses in Haiti. Soft loans are loans that are below the market rate of interest.

Zafèn loans are now crowd funded on Kiva, which will reduce website maintenance costs for Fonkoze and allow more Zafèn loans to be funded faster. It will also allow the program to cover more of its costs and move towards self-sufficiency.

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About Haiti

  • $1,300
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Haiti Loans Fundraising
  • $2,145,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Guillaume to buy maintenance equipment for their water filtering system.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2015