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Yofesi is a 39-year-old man with four children living in Kagadi, Uganda. For twelve years, he has been running a carpentry workshop. He started by using his own trees on his land. He made furniture and sold it. After accumulating enough capital, he decided to buy timber from others to make more furniture. Now, Yofesi wants a loan to buy timber for furniture making.

Yofesi faces problems of customers not paying on time and seasonal weather. He would like to educate his children and expand his business to other areas.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 175
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,013,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,465.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Yofesi to buy timber and make furniture for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2012
Jul 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2013