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Total loan: $100,000

Dlo Haiti

Petion-Ville, Ouest Department, Haiti / Wholesale

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A loan helped To provide clean water and affordable nutritious milk to under-served Haitian communities.


Dlo Haiti's story

This DloHaiti’s second loan on Kiva after successfully paying back in full a USD50k loan. Problem

Over 50% of Haitian lack access to clean water and nutritious options. With cholera prevalent and health care inaccessible for many, water-borne diseases are a major cause of death in the country. See DloHaiti video

Solution & Impact

DloHaiti addresses this gap using solar-powered, community-scale water treatment facilities that are managed and operated by members of the community. Despite being 1/3 the price of market alternatives, all costs of water production are covered by the sales.

École Congréganiste de Cabaret (lead picture) is a school with 830 students is one of the many clients DloHaiti reaches to ensure that convenient and affordable access to clean water and powdered milk is available to many. By coupling the milk with clean water, DloHaiti can improve nutrition at low cost through its distribution network. Its impactful because milk is not available or affordable to poor consumers. This ensures that the operation is economically sustainable and that the community-based entrepreneurs have strong incentives to continue providing clean water and powder milk. To-date DloHaiti has impacted the lives of 40,000 Haitians.

Loan Use

This loan will expand the water distribution by financing upfront costs like reusable jugs and also providing powdered milk. USD40k will be used to expand access to clean water and USD60k will be used to purchase the powdered milk to meet demand.