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Mary is a fifty-year-old widow who has six children and lives in Kasese, Uganda. She has been operating a hardware shop for 14 years. With the hardware shop profits, she has been able to diversify her income sources by setting up a bar and venturing into the transport business. Like all good mothers, she desires to see all her children attain degrees, as a minimum qualification, and become employed in reputable organizations. Price fluctuations and high license fees hinder her business. Her dream is to trade in wholesale. Mary is requesting a loan to buy beverages, cement, oil and paints, to sell.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
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    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,688.1
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Mary to buy beverages, cement, oil and paints, to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2012
Jan 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2013