Bridget is a 30-year-old married woman with two children and lives in Kasese, Uganda. She has been a teacher for four years and also farms for another source of income. Like most farmers, she is challenged by unpredictable weather changes. Also, she receives low pay as a teacher. Her dream is to have a good house and venture into modern farming methods. She also wants to educate her children up to the university. Bridget is requesting for a loan to pay workers to renovate her house and buy the necessary materials.
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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.