Total loan: $27,825


Ruaka, Kiambu County, Kenya / Services

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A loan helped To provide clean drinking water access and employment in Nairobi.

Hawa's story

Hawa is a young entrepreneur with a huge experience in marketing and sales. She is interested in setting up a Jibu water Franchise in Nairobi. Hawa was inspired by the need to provide affordable and safe drinking water in her neighborhood. This loan will fund all the necessary costs in establishing the franchise & ensuring its running, including storefront build-out, staff training, support overhead and sourcing including shipping and installation of her Jibu water filtration unit. Jibu is a social enterprise pioneering a powerful new model that capitalizes and equips entrepreneurs in emerging market communities to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities, with water as an anchor product. Driven by a belief in the power of eye-to-eye partnership to unleash latent entrepreneurial talent, Jibu is transforming the challenge of addressing basic human needs into an expansive opportunity that allows thousands of entrepreneurs to build lasting solutions, one neighborhood at a time. The company’s vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of co-invested business owners like Hawa, who will revolutionize the way critical resources are leveraged to develop essential infrastructure in emerging markets.