Total loan: $4,125


Kuantan, Riau, Indonesia / Retail

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A loan helped to rapidly expand drinking water filter sales and improve the health of his community.

Rudianto's story

Mr. Rudianto lives in Kuantan, in Riau province on Sumatra Island. Rudianto runs a pharmacy and is as such very concerned with the health of the people. As he says: “One of the basic daily needs for all living beings, in this world is water. Without water, there is no possibility of life in the world. Unfortunately, clean water is not available everywhere, in the area where I live there is no access to clean water" That is why he started to sell Nazava Water Filters that can be used to filter dirty well, tap or rain water so it becomes safe to drink without boiling or using electricity. Mr. Rudianto has been selling through a network of health centers, marketers that go to markets and bazaars and also through pharmacies run by friends. This is his second KIVA loan and he would like to use this to more deeply penetrate the market in his region. Because many of the people in his area have brown water, Rudianto is also selling filters that make dirty water clear so it can be used for washing and cooking. With this loan Rudianto, can buy up to 400 filters which help hem provide safe drinking water to around 2000 people