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Update on Mariam

Mariam is a 40-year-old single mother of three children. She and her children live in Kasese, Uganda.

For three years she has been selling clothes. She started the business in order to supplement the meager salary that she earns as a civil servant.

Ever changing fashion trends and low capital make it hard to grow her business, but her dream is to own a fashion house. Mariam intends to use the loan to buy clothes to sell.

Previous Loan Details

Mariam used her previous loan to buy clothes to sell. She is a 39-year-old single mother with three children living in Kasese, Uganda .She has been selling clothes for two years and this has enabled her to provide the necessities to her children, as she has sole responsibility for taking care of ... More from Mariam's previous loan »

Additional Information

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
  • 189
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,575.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mariam to buy clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Mariam. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2013. Learn More