Total loan: $1,800
NDHIWA, Homa Bay County, Kenya / Health
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A loan helped To ensure that the community has access to safe drinking water via chlorine dispensers.
Everline's Group's story
Everline is 30 years old, has 3 children, and lives in Manyonyi village in Ndhiwa, Kenya. Manyonyi village does not have a piped water supply, so the community collects their water from a borehole. This water is easily contaminated with bacteria that can cause diarrhea and other water-borne diseases, meaning that Everline and her family may fall sick and become unable to work or attend school. Everline is a business owner, but has also volunteered her time to be the promoter for a new chlorine dispenser program that enables her community to drink safe water and stay healthy. Everline and 3 other promoters in her community, Hellen, Mary, and John, need a loan to cover the costs of installing and maintaining chlorine dispensers at the water sources in the area. Everline will encourage the community to treat their water with the dispenser and refill the dispenser with chlorine as needed. Everline wants to be a promoter because she believes that the chlorine will kill bacteria in water and make the water safe for drinking. The Kiva loan will be repaid by Evidence Action (www.evidenceaction.org) on behalf of the community, through the sale of carbon credits. Using the chlorine dispenser generates carbon credits by avoiding the need to boil water to make it safe to drink. Revenues from the sale of carbon credits to organizations and individuals wanting to reduce their carbon footprints will be used to repay Kiva lenders and also to make sure that Everline’s community can have access to safe water now and in the future.