Doreen is a 29 year old, married woman who lives in Kasese, Uganda. She has a transportation business and also earns a salary as a civil servant. She began her business to supplement her monthly income to achieve a better livelihood. Like most people in the transport sector, she is faced with the challenge of high fuel costs, as well as the failure of the hired driver to remit the money he owes on time. Her dream is to renovate her house and upgrade her studies so she can get a better job. Doreen intends to use the requested loan to renovate her house.
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.