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Buhembe Traders Association Group
In this Group: Geoffrey, Allen, Joy, Poritazio, Jackson, Robert, Geofrey, Wilson, Bashir, Deo
Geoffrey is a 45-year-widowed father of five children in the Ibanda district in western part of Uganda. He derives his livelihood through the sale of milk and ghee. The western part of Uganda is known for producing large quantities of milk and bananas, and Geoffrey is someone who has taken advantage of the opportunities offered by his location. He has cows of his own from which he gets milk to sell. However, because the milk his cows produce is not enough, Geoffrey travels and buys more milk to resell at the Buheme Diary Centre. He is described as a hardworking man and he has steadily handled his business for four years. Geoffrey earns 100,000 UGX in weekly profit and makes additional income from rentals and sometimes from selling his cattle.

Geoffrey is requesting a loan to buy more milk to resell to get more profits. He thinks positively about the future and plans to buy his own milk cooling system as well as educate children to university levels.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 222
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,048,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,605.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Buhembe Traders Association Group's $1,700 loan helped a member to buy milk to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2011
Aug 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 6, 2012