A loan of $1,500 helped a member to provide communities with free access to chlorine to treat their drinking water.

Finoraj's Group's story

In Mugango village in Ivola, Kenya, Finorah has volunteered to be the promoter for a new chlorine dispenser. Finorah is a friendly, goal-oriented, hard-working, and well-liked primary school teacher. She is 47 years old with 3 children, aged 15 to 22 years old. Finorah lives in a home made of concrete walls, concrete floor, and an iron roof.

Mugango village 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 water-borne diseases. Chlorine dispensers offer a solution to this problem by allowing people to treat their water to make it safe to drink. Finorah and the 100 other 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.

Finorah 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. She wanted to serve as the promoter because she likes working with people and she wants to help the community. There are also four other volunteer promoters from the surrounding community who are part of this group loan: Emphraim, Beatrice, Joyce, and Phanice.

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 Finorah's community can have access to safe water now and in the future.

In this group: Finoraj, Emphraim, Beatrice, Joyce, Phanice

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