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Leonard is a 34-year-old married man with 4 children living in Kagadi,Uganda. He is a parish chief in a government institution and has been in service for one year. During this time he has been able to buy land and pay school fees for his children. He grows coffee and other food crops to so as to earn additional income (other than his salary). He would like to educate his children and buy a car. Leonard intends to use the loan to buy bricks, timber, and iron sheeting to build his residential house.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 136
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,940,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,520.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
A loan of $800 helped Leonard to buy bricks, timber, and iron sheeting to build his residential house.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Oct 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 1, 2012