Patrick is a thirty-six-year-old single man living in Kasese, Uganda. He is a social worker who works as a child development officer and has been in service for six years. He also trades in coffee and beans to earn extra income. Low salary and the high cost of goods pose a great challenge to his ambitions of becoming rich, while his dreams are to educate his children up to University, construct a permanent house for residence and venture into a goats business. Patrick intends to use the money to buy goats and construct a house.
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.