She started a charcoal business six years ago, after her husband had abandoned her and he did not want to cater for the family. As a mother, she would not sit back and look at her child’s future getting spoiled without an education and all the basic needs, therefore, she saved some money to start up the business.
Because of her hard work, Harriet has managed to save her little profit and has bought a piece of land where she has started construction of a small, permanent, residential house for herself and her child. With the loan that she will be given, she will be able to buy construction materials for the same purpose.
Harriet has dreams of expanding her business, educating her child, and getting her own home. Harriet’s challenge is having limited capital for her business. Harriet’s neighbors and workmates, when approached, described her as a courageous, hard-working, and cooperative lady in society. She is confident that, with the Ugafode loan, her dreams will soon be realized.
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.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.
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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