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John is a 24-year-old ambitious young man living in Fort Portal, Uganda. After failing to continue with his studies, he decided to venture into the transport business. He started as a hired driver, but, through hard work, he has been able to buy his own motorcycle and to buy land. He now wants to diversify his business and venture into housing, despite challenges of inadequate capital and the high cost of fuel.

John dreams of owning a housing estate and buying buses. John intends to use the loan to buy building materials such as sand and bricks.

About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 139
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,666,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,474.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped John to buy building materials such as sand and bricks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014