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Stephen
Stephen is a 40-year-old man who is married. He has a fairly large family and has some dependents. All his children go to school and depend on him for all their needs.

In order to help take care of his large family, Stephen started a banana-farming business. On a monthly basis, he produces many bunches of bananas. Through the sale of bananas, he has been able to the pay school fees for his children and look after the entire family, including the dependents. He has also managed to build a semi-permanent house; however, it’s not yet complete. Stephen wants a loan of UGX 1,500,000 to complete his house.

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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.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 289
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,725,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,580.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $600 helped Stephen to complete his house.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 5, 2013
Listed
Aug 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 20, 2015