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Esau is a mechanic who is 35 years old and married. He has five children between 4 and 12 years old. Four of the children are in school. Esau repairs bicycles and sells bicycle spare parts. He works six days a week and his major clients are milk sellers who transport milk from the countryside to Lyantonde town using bicycles. He has been doing this business since 1993 because he had not attained formal education so he opted to train in mechanics. His dream is to own a big spare parts shop. The main challenge is theft of his spare parts and spanners by some clients and fellow workers.

Esau is hard working and determined to change his life and that of his family.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 293
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,075,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,480.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Esau to buy shutters for the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2012
May 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2013