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Mary
Mary is 45 years old. She is married with six children.

Mary is a full-time Solar Sister. Solar Sisters are female entrepreneurs who sell solar energy products to their communities. As a Solar Sister, Mary has learned marketing and business skills.

Mary uses the money she earns to support her family and to pay school fees.

Mary’s dream is to save up and own a shop, where she can sell more things and also make more people aware of solar technology and how they can be empowered by it.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit

About Solar Sister

Solar Sister is a nonprofit organization that distributes clean, affordable solar technology while empowering women with economic opportunity. The organization sells a variety of solar products through a growing sales network of local women. It provides each of them with a “business in a bag” containing approximately ten products to be sold at a profit. Saleswomen repay Solar Sister for this initial inventory on a monthly basis.



Kiva loans are used to fund these upfront inventory kits, allowing Solar Sister to invest more of its revenue in growth. During the course of this loan, this Solar Sister Entrepreneur will sell the inventory she purchases with these funds, repay Solar Sister, and access more product. Borrowers that are reliable saleswomen may leverage these loan funds multiple times during the course of this loan.

About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 294
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,267,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,699.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mary to purchase solar-powered lanterns to sell in her community.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 10, 2012
Listed
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 7, 2014