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Abel is a permanent resident of Nyakayojo, a village in Mbarara district, and is 47 years old. He is married and has 8 children and 3 dependents from his aunt who died 5 years ago. Due to the fact that all his children and dependents are in school, he was forced by circumstances to do the business of piggery and pig butchery in order to earn a living for his family and dependents. This business has grown, enabling him to support his family and even pay school fees for his children. He has a small semi-permanent house for his family but the house is old to the extent that it leaks during rainy season. He is requesting a loan of 4,000,000 Uganda Shillings (UGX) to renovate his house and the balance will be used to clear tuition for the children and dependents.In the photograph is Abel with his wife who also signed the kiva waiver.

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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.

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.


About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 231
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,019,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,593.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,550 helped Abel to buy materials and hire labour for renovating his residential house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014