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James is a 50-year-old married man with 20 children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. After realizing that farming alone could not help him support his vast family, he decided to start a retail shop to earn daily income. He is challenged mainly by price fluctuations and high cost of rent for the business premises. His personal goal is educating his children, and his business goal is to expand into new market areas. James is requesting the loan to buy sugar, salt and soap to sell.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 98
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  • $28,253,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,556.6
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped James to buy sugar, salt and soap to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Oct 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2013