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Francis is a widower and a resident of Rugarama, a village in Mbarara. His wife died 10 years ago of cancer and left him with 6 daughters and 4 sons and all of them go to school. Because of the love for his children he didn’t marry again but instead has dedicated himself to banana (plantain) farming to meet his day to day needs and also for the school fees for his children. Due to his hardworking spirit he has managed to educate his 3 daughters up to the secondary school level. He wants a loan of 2,600,000 to pay school fees for the children and the balance will be used to add manure to his banana 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
  • 231
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,010,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,680.8
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Francis to buy manure for his banana plantation and also to pay school fees for his children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014