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Rose is a 52-year-old married woman. She has 4 children with ages ranging from 10 years to 30 years. She describes herself as a hardworking woman. She operates a farm stand where she sells beans, bananas, etc. She has been involved in this business for 15 years and employs 1 staff member. Her business is located within a productive business area and her primary customers are residents from the surrounding area.

She describes her biggest business challenge to be that sometimes there is a lack of sufficient water for irrigation. She will use the Kes 21,000 loan to buy a water tank which will be used by her family. Her business goal is to run a profitable business within 5 years.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 444
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 85.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Rose to buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013