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Flavia is a single mother with 4 children, all of whom are in secondary school. After the death of her husband, she opted to start a small business for her family’s survival. It’s from this background that she started a tailoring business with one tailoring machine. Because of her hard work, the business has expanded to greater level; she currently has more than 5 sewing machines. She has also started training lessons for underprivileged children from the nearby area due to her great love for vulnerable children. Due to growing demand for her services and products she produces, she is faced with a challenge of competition and substandard machines that are making her business to grow less quickly than it otherwise could. Because of this, she is requesting a loan of 3,000,000 UGX to buy modern electronic machines to increase her market as well as income for the survival of her family.

In the photo, you an see Flavia (right) and the UGAFODE staff with her sewing machines

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 191
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,686.4
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Flavia to buy electronic sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014