Stephen comes from Buhanda village, which is many kilometres away from the main city in the Ibanda District of Uganda.
Stephen deals in produce, harvesting an average of around eight bags of coffee from his own coffee plantation. He has requested a loan of 3,000,000 UGX to help him buy manure and fertilizers, which will to help boost the yields and reduce the amount of fertilizer he needs to purchase and transport from his neighbors' properties.
He is confident the loan will come with many of benefits, such as financial savings and market connections from being a part of the lending organization. He says he will try so hard to pay well so that he can maintain his partnership with Kiva.