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Mary
Mary earns her income by selling clothes. She plans to use this loan to buy a water tank to harvest water during the rainy season. The project will take two weeks to complete and benefit seven family members and many neighbors.

This is her fifth loan with SMEP DTM, and the previous loans she has repaid successfully. The community here faces the challenge of water shortages, when they travel long distances to fetch water. Mary hopes to be a role model to fellow villagers by helping people lead a better life. She is a hopeful woman and patient.

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 Water.org. 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
  • 546
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,761,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mary to buy a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 16, 2013
Listed
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2016