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

Everlyne Aseyo's Group's story

Everlyne lives in Kitulu village, Vihiga County, Kenya and is 23 years old. Kitulu village does not have a piped water supply so the community collects their water from a protected spring. This means that Everlyne and her family or any other member of the community may fall sick and become unable to work at any time as their water is easily contaminated with bacteria and other pathogens that can cause diarrhea and other water-borne diseases.

Everlyne works as a boda boda operator (motorcycle taxi) but has also volunteered her time to be the promoter for a new chlorine dispenser program that enables her community to drink safe water and stay healthy. Everlyne and other promoters in her community, including Jaika, Ernest, Betty and Joyce, need a loan to cover the costs of installing and maintaining chlorine dispensers at the water sources in the area. Everlyne will encourage the community to treat their water with the dispenser and will also be responsible for refilling the dispenser with chlorine as needed. Everlyne wants to be the promoter because she would like to assist her community to prevent water-borne diseases. Everlyne believes that through high chlorine dispenser adoption, her community will stay healthy and safe from water-borne diseases.

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 world carbon footprint will be used to repay Kiva lenders and also to make sure that Everlyne’s community can have access to safe water now and in the future.

In this group: Everlyne, Jaika, Ernest, Betty, Joyce

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