A loan of $900 helped a member to allow the community to treat their water to make it safe to drink using chlorine dispensers.


William's Group's story

In Simbi village in Gimarakwa, Kenya, William has volunteered to be the promoter for a new chlorine dispenser. William is a goal oriented, hardworking and reliable member of the community with 4 children who are 20, 12, 10 and 3 years old respectively.

Simbi village does not have a piped water supply, so the community collects their water from a rain water reservoir. This water is easily contaminated with bacteria that can cause water-borne diseases. Chlorine dispensers offer a solution to this problem by allowing people to treat their water to make it safe to drink.

William and the 25 households using the local water source need a loan to cover the cost of installing and maintaining chlorine dispensers at the water sources in the area. There are two other volunteer promoters from the surrounding community who are part of this group loan: Mebo and Mary.

William has volunteered to act as the promoter to encourage the community to use the dispenser and to refill it with chlorine when the tank runs low. He volunteered to be the promoter because he's willing to serve the community and was chosen. William believes the dispenser will reduce the waterborne diseases they have been suffering from.

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. 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 William’s community can have access to safe water now and in the future.

In this group: William , Mebo , Mary
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