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Getrude, who was born in 1956 in Nyakaina Buyanja, is a married mother of five. She is a farmer and carries out a goat trade as her major source of income. She joined UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) in 2009 when she was starting her business.

Getrude, who is currently constructing her residential home, is now requesting a loan to finish the task. The client praises UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) for the financial assistance it extends to low income earners, assistance that has helped improve the living standards of many low income earners.

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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.

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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
  • 222
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,044,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,580.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Gertrude to buy building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2013
Aug 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 25, 2015