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Update on Safina

Safina is 54 years old and married with eight children. She lives in Hioma, Uganda. She owns a business selling textiles, which she has been doing for 10 years. She faces the challenge of high price fluctuations. Her family goal is to educate her children. Safina dreams of expanding her business to new markets. She needs this loan to buy clothes to sell.

Previous Loan Details

Safina is a 53-year-old hard-working woman, married, and a mother of 8 living in her own house in Hioma, Uganda. Safina has been operating a clothing and textile business for 10 years, and she started small, but now it's gradually improving. She faces a challenge of bad debtors and hopes that her... More from Safina'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
  • 282
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,076,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,295.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Safina to buy clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013