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Mwanaidi is a 52-year-old married woman. She has 3 children, ages ranging from 20 to 30 years. She describes herself as a self-motivated woman. She is involved in livestock farming where she sells livestock and milk. She has been involved in this business for 15 years and employs 3 staff. Her business is located in semi-arid area and her primary customers are local residents. She describes her biggest business challenge to be low purchasing power from her customers. She will use the KES 11,100 loan to purchase a water tank which will be used by her five family members for household chores. Her business goal is to expand her business within 5 years. She hopes that in the future, she will have a dairy farm. This is her eighth loan with SMEP DTM.

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This loan is a part of SMEP's loan program to promote clean drinking water in partnership with Called WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), this program offers three loan products:

1)      Loans designed to increase access to water. This includes financing for water tanks, water connections, water kiosks, pumps, filters, dispensers and catchment systems.

2)      Loans for sanitation improvements. This includes financing for the construction of bathrooms, toilets, septic tanks, soak pits, pit latrines, disposal units and incinerators.

3)      Loans for the drilling and construction of boreholes, shallow wells and water towers. This also includes the establishment and improvement of water treatment plants and chemicals.

WASH loan products carry greater risk than typical Kiva loans because they are used to fund non-income generating assets (in most cases), and therefore will need to be repaid with other sources of income. This income may already be contingent on other loans held by loan recipients.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 534
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.2
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Mwanaidi to buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2012
Jan 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014