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Edirisa is 62 years old and married with 11 children and takes care of 8 grandchildren. For 42 years, he has been buying hides and skins from Uganda Meat Packers which he sells to various suppliers and exporters in Kawempe, Busega. He also buys land and houses and develops them before selling them at a higher price. He also has a welding workshop at Kireka near his home where he makes metallic doors, windows, and gates. He is our client and according to him, if it were not for his daughter’s assistance, he would have problems particularly with paper work and advice. He accords his success to his forefathers who trained him in business as he has trained his daughter. He intends to invest the loan more into his businesses.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 213
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,703.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Edirisa to buy more hides, skins, and land to boost his income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2008
Feb 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 26, 2008