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This is 55 year old Willy who lives in Bushenyi. He deals in banana trading and also owns a banana plantation from which he gets bananas. He sells them within the area of his location and also neighboring villages. Willy is the father of 10 children and has run his business for 4 years and through his hard work, he has managed to expand the areas of operation; not only in Bushenyi but also up to Kampala which is the biggest market for his business.

Willy, who is also married, plans to have a bigger banana plantation so that he can have a steady supply of bananas to meet the ready market in the Capital city Kampala. His dream is to expand his business in terms of scale to enable him to have more profits and lift the living standards of the family through educating his children. He plans to use Kiva loan buy more bananas for resale .

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 236
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  • $31,036,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,585.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Willy to buy more bananas for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 6, 2012