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Bashir
Bashir is a 31-year-old man and a second-time borrower with UGAFODE Microfinance Limited, applying for UGX 2,000,000. He paid the first loan well and in a timely manner. He rents a single-roomed house with his wife and two young daughters in the outskirts of Kampala. Bashir and his family mainly depend on their coffee-selling business, however, the business is affected by unstable power supplies.

Bashir applied for UGX 2,000,000 to finish up building his simple residential house so that he can use the money he has been spending on the loan to pay back the loan. He hopes when it's complete, he can expand his business. He has got future plans of building a better house and boosting his business.

Additional Information

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.

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About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 251
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,263,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,640.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Bashir to buy building materials to complete his residential house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 20, 2013
Listed
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014