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Update on John

John, 34, is married with four children who are 12, 10, 7 and 4 years old. Three of the children attend school, and he is paying their school fees. John is a poultry farmer and he has been doing this since 2000 as a major source of income to support his family.

Previously, John borrowed UGX 1,000,000 from Ugafode so that he could expand his poultry business. With that loan, John says he was able to increase the number of eggs produced.

John now wants another loan of UGX1,500,000 to buy more chicks and poultry feed so that he can increase his returns.

John's dream is to buy a vehicle to help him transport the feed to the farm, as well as transporting eggs to the markets.

The challenge John faces is the risky nature of the business, plus the increase in the prices of feed and chicks.

Previous Loan Details

John is a married man, aged 33 years, with four children who are all school going. He and his wife sell eggs in Kagadi town, a business they operate six days a week. He also vends newspapers as an additional source of income for the family. He wants a loan of 1,000,000 shillings to add to his ... More from John's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of UGAFODE's program for clients who live in isolated rural areas with limited access to financial services. Uniquely, UGAFODE focuses its efforts on agricultural areas in Uganda that are over 50 km from their branches, providing loans to both groups and individual borrowers. The organization believes that the risk of offering services to remote clients is outweighed by the benefits to customers and their often underserved communities.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 146
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,003,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,602.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped John to buy more chicks and poultry feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for John. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2012. Learn More