Our Autumn Kiva Update

As you may already know, for every job we work on, we make a donation of $25 to Kiva, a charity that supports entrepreneurs across the developing world by giving them the opportunity to borrow money to fund their projects - many of which are an essential part of the development of their communities.

As you may already know, for every job we work on, we make a donation of $25 to Kiva, a charity that supports entrepreneurs across the developing world by giving them the opportunity to borrow money to fund their projects – many of which are an essential part of the development of their communities.

Our most recent Kiva donation was to a group run by Joash, a Kenyan father of six who is helping to bring clean water to his community. In his village of Chimusien, there is no access to piped water – meaning all water has to be drawn from a spring which, while protected to some degree, is susceptible to contamination from bacteria which can cause water-borne diseases.

Alongside 20 other households in the community, Joash has requested a loan from Kiva to cover the cost of installing and maintaining chlorine dispensers at the water sources in their area, which will help to prevent the spread of diseases and ensure their children have access to clean, safe drinking water. Joash is leading the group of four (including Samsun, Emily and Escah), volunteering to act as the promoter within the community, where he will encourage them to use the dispenser and refill it with chlorine when it runs low.

Described as friendly, goal-oriented, hardworking, reliable, trustworthy, well-known and well-liked, Joash is a great example of someone who is actively making a difference in their community, improving the lives of those around him and enabling his community to grow – so we’re proud to have supported him in his project with a Kiva loan.

To find out more about Kiva, and to read more about the entrepreneurs we’ve supported over the last few months, click here – it’s a great cause, and an amazing opportunity to support entrepreneurs across the globe.

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Phil Edelston