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Charles is a married man aged 46 with 5 children of whom 4 are attending school.

He is primarily concentrates on the agriculture business. He grows food for home use and enough extra to sale. He says he works 6 days a week excluding Sunday when he rests.

He says he has been in this business for the last 30 years and through this he has been able to expand his cultivated land by buying additional plots and also educating his children.

He says that the reason why he started this business is to take care of the needs of his family and he acquired this loan to buy manure for his plantation.

He says that his main clients are retail shops around his home area who sell bananas both raw and ripe which are consumed for all categories of people.

He describes himself as a hard working man. He was happy that interest rates were reduced and is excited that he will qualify for the partnership with Kiva. In the photograph Charles is with his wife on their banana plantation.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of UGAFODE's green loan program, giving Ugandan farmers the support they need to grow and process organic fruits and vegetables. Funds will be used to obtain critical resources like processing equipment, mulch and organic seedlings to reduce waste water contamination and improve consumer health. The green loan program also helps clients combat regional problems like deforestation and over-fishing.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 192
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,394,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,591.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Charles to buy organic manure for his plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014