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Update on Stella

Stella used the previous loan to educate her children but needs another loan to expand her business. She currently runs a retail shop that she started five years ago with a limited capital of only 2,000,000 shillings. She faces a challenge in the high cost of rent and her dream is to own a wholesale shop. Stella needs another loan to buy sugar, soap and rice to sell.

Previous Loan Details

Stella is a single mother of two children aged 5 and 9 years. She is 30 years old and looks after a family of three people. She lives in Fort Portal, Uganda in her own house. She says the only present she can give to her children as a mother in this generation is education so that they can be res... More from Stella's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 208
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,021,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,835.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Stella buy sugar, soap and rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2011
Oct 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Stella. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2010. Learn More