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Florence, 54, is married with five children and lives in Masindi, Uganda. She has a drug shop as her main source of income but also works at a nearby health center as a laboratory attendant. She began the business after realizing the need of her community to access medicine. Most of the health centers were always having challenges of drugs being out of stock and all health workers would do was to prescribe drugs for patients and send them to buy in private clinics. Her major challenge is inadequate capital to purchase enough stock. Her dream is to build a permanent residential house since she is currently living in a mud-wattled house. Florence intends to use the loan to buy construction materials such as cement and sand for her house.

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About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 174
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,720,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,592.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,250 helped Florence to buy construction materials such as cement and sand for her house.
62% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: