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Jane
Jane is a mother of one and owns a school at the expansive Mukuru informal settlements in Nairobi,Kenya. The school is fairly young and has a population of about 55 children attending. Being in a slum, she has not been able to secure land for building a pit latrine for the children.

However, Jane learned about the Fresh Life toilet and thought it would be a perfect solution for the school's lack of a sanitation facility. She seeks a loan to help her purchase and run one Fresh Life toilet for the school. The facility will go a long way in ensuring that pupils are comfortable whenever they are at school.

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Eight million people in Kenyan slums and 2.6 billion people worldwide lack access to hygienic sanitation. Sanergy aims to permanently reduce related disease in these areas by making sanitation accessible, affordable and sustainable. This social enterprise builds toilets under the “Fresh Life” brand, franchises them to local entrepreneurs, collects the waste and converts it into renewable energy and organic fertilizer.
 

Because Sanergy’s core business is not microfinance and its partnership with Kiva is unprecedented, these loans present some level of additional risk for lenders. Accordingly, we have not provided a risk rating for this partner.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

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
  • 748
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,304,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $475 helped Jane to purchase and run one Fresh Life Toilet.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2014
Listed
Jul 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2015