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Clean drinking water is hard to get in the remote jungle covered island of Papua. Because of that, many people get sick from drinking water. Socrates sells Nazava water filters that enable everybody to filter their well, river and rain water so it becomes safe to drink.
Mr Socrates, who sells Nazava Water filters in Papua notices the impact of water filters directly:
“The impact of the use of Nazava Water Filters has been remarkable - people who had stomach ache now experience much better health. Almost every week there is a very touching story of the people in the interior who are not sick anymore because of wear water filter. There are many stories about people walking for a whole day so that they could drink from a water filter that is in another village. Anyway, we are grateful that we can run this service in West Papua.”
Mr Socrates will use this loan to provide filters for his network of kiosks so that together they can tackle the lack of safe drinking water in Papua.

Additional Information

About Nazava Water Filters

Nazava Water Filters is a for-profit social enterprise that sells affordable and safe household water filters in Indonesia. Kiva loans will enable resellers to purchase more goods at one time so that they can scale faster and save on shipping costs. This lowers filter prices for end users and optimizes income for resellers, who receive loans at 0% interest and can choose whether to repay on a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis.

Nazava Water Filters joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.


About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,459,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Socrates to provide filters for his network of kiosk that provide more safe drinking water to remote villages in Papua, Indonesia.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2015