Mariam is a repeat client who has taken several loans of 1,500,000, 2,000,000 and now wants UGX 3,000,000. She began the business in 2005 because there was less competition for the business. However, more people have come into the business and stiff competition has become high on her challenges list.
Mariam will use this loan to buy construction items in the form of cement and sand to do finishing for her residential house, so that it can be habitable and she will be able to cut her rent costs. She is a very hardworking and assertive woman.
More information about this loan
This loan is part of UGAFODE”s Micro Mortgage Loan program. Many of these clients are currently renting and these loans allow them to own their home and provide for their families. This may be their first home, or renovation to homes not fit for habitation. By building and renovating, borrowers who utilize these loans have improved health and safety through a stronger structure and better protection from the elements. UGAFODE offers these loans to cover essential costs like labour and material so borrowers can provide adequate shelter and sanitation facilities for their families.
About Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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