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


Beverly's Group's story

In Bushigunga village in Senende, Kenya, Beverly has volunteered to be the promoter for a new chlorine dispenser. Beverly is a 31-year-old, friendly and reliable member of the community with 2 little girls aged 4 and 8 years old. Beverly lives with them in a house made of mud walls, sand or dirt floor, and an iron roof.

Bushigunga village does not have a piped water supply, so the community collects their water from an unprotected 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. Beverly and the 15 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.

Beverly 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. Beverly volunteered to be the promoter because she loves community work and she wants to help the community by providing easier to access water treatment. There are also four other volunteer promoters from the surrounding community who are part of this group loan: Everline, Peter, Petro and Jane.

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

In this group: Beverly , Everline , Peter , Petro , Jane
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