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

Rose Kadiri's Group's story

Rose is 60 years old, has 5 children and lives in Inavi village, Vihiga County, Kenya. Inavi 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 diarrhea and other water-borne diseases, meaning that Rose and her family may fall sick at any time and become unable to work or attend school.

Rose runs a small shop in Inavi village 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. Rose and other promoters in her community, including Margaret, Ann, Phoebe and Sarah, need a loan to cover the costs of installing and maintaining chlorine dispensers at the water sources in the area. Rose will encourage the community to treat their water using the chlorine dispenser and will be responsible for refilling the dispenser with chlorine when the tank gets low. Rose wants to be the promoter because she lives close to the water-point and will be readily available when needed. Rose believes that chlorine dispenser adoption will be a key step towards her community’s good health and prosperity.

Evidence Action (www.evidenceaction.org) will repay the Kiva loan on behalf of the community through the sale of carbon credits. Using chlorine dispenser generates carbon credits by avoiding the need to boil water to make it safe to drink. Revenues from the sale of carbon credits to organizations and individuals wanting to reduce world carbon footprint will be used to repay Kiva lenders and to make sure that Rose’s community can have access to safe water now and in the future.

In this group: Rose , Margaret, Ann , Phoebe , Sarah

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