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Mary is a 43 year old widow with six children. She is a farmer specializing in coffee growing. Mary has over four acres of coffee, and has earned a lot from this project. She has managed to send three of her children to university and three to good a secondary school. She has been able to construct a commercial house in the trading centre for generation of more income to support her family.

She wants a loan of 1,000,000 Uganda shillings to buy fertilizers, pesticides and manure for her garden. This will enable her to realize large yields and revenue from the sales of her coffee, and to be in position to support her family and provide them with the basic necessities. Her dream is to see all six of her children graduate from universities and get good jobs.

The major challenges she faces are lack of manure and fertilizers to put in her coffee garden, and pests and diseases which attack her coffee. Mary promises to repay her loan, such that she will be able to get a bigger loan in future.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of UGAFODE's green loan program, giving Ugandan farmers the support they need to grow and process organic fruits and vegetables. Funds will be used to obtain critical resources like processing equipment, mulch and organic seedlings to reduce waste water contamination and improve consumer health. The green loan program also helps clients combat regional problems like deforestation and over-fishing.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 191
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,628.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Mary to buy fertilizers, perticides and manure for her coffee plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014