A loan of $1,500 helped a member to install and maintain chlorine dispensers to provide access to safe drinking water for the community.

Jamine's Group's story

Jamine is 60 years old and has 2 children. Jamine lives in Jepkoyai village in Kapchegung in Kenya. Jepkoyai does not have a piped water supply, so the community collects their water from a protected spring. This water is easily contaminated with bacteria that can cause diarrhea and other water-borne diseases, meaning that Jamine and her family may fall sick and become unable to work or attend school.

Jamine owns a business, but has also volunteered her time to be the promoter for a new chlorine dispenser that enables her community to drink safe water and stay healthy. Jamine and other promoters in her community need a loan to cover the costs of installing and maintaining chlorine dispensers at the water sources in the area. Jamine will encourage the community to treat their water with the dispenser, and refill the dispenser with chlorine as needed. She volunteered to be a promoter because she loves engaging with her community. She believes that the dispenser will protect the community's health.

The Kiva loan will be repaid by Evidence Action (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. The sale of carbon credits, to organizations and individuals wanting to reduce their carbon footprint, will be used to repay Kiva lenders and also to make sure that Jamine's community can have access to safe water now and in the future.

In this group: Jamine, Phiby, Beatrice, Adriano, Andrew

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