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Elias is a hardworking man living in Hoima, Uganda. In order to raise money to support his family, he decided to start a retail shop to supplement his farming activities, which are seasonal. Like most traders, he is challenged by inadequate capital and price fluctuation. His dreams are to own a wholesale shop and educate his children up to the university. Elias intends to use the loan to buy soft drinks and other general merchandise to sell.


About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 224
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,048,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,542.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Elias buy more soft drinks and general merchandise for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014