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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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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 206
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,386,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,600.1
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Bridget to pay workers to renovate her house and buy the necessary materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015