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Rosemary is a resident of Katembe in the Isingiro district. She is aged 38 years with 5 children all of whom are in school. She lost her husband 2 years ago. Since then she is the only one taking care of the family in terms of paying the tuition fees for children and meeting all their other basic needs. Unfortunately when her husband passed away the family had no income generating project except the banana plantation. This is used as a source of food and any surplus is sold to earn money for upkeep. Recently her plantation was attacked by a banana wilting disease. It is drying up and will make her family starve if she does not remedy the situation. She is requesting for a loan of 1,200,000 to buy organic fertilizers and pesticides to save her banana plantation. She is grateful that Ugafode is coming to her rescue at one of the moments she needs them most.

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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
  • 265
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,047,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,675.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Rosemary to buy organic fertilizers and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014