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When times were tough for Rutty after failing to find a job because of his low level of education, he settled for agriculture, but does not regret the choice he made. He has since become one of the major suppliers of plantain, a major delicacy in the nearby trading center. He also sells to people that transport the plantain to other towns. He now wants a loan to buy mulch and organic manure to put in his plantain plantation. With the manure, his yields will be higher and his plantains will be bigger in size, therefore increasing his sale price and profits. He is a very hardworking and committed man. In the photo Rutty is in his banana (plantain) plantation.

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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
  • 271
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,081,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,663.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Rutty to buy organic manure and mulches.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 17, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013