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Johnson is a married man living in a rural area in Swazi-Kyamuhunga in Bushenyi District with five children and one additional dependent orphaned after the death of the father. In order to support his family Johnson has been burning and selling charcoal as his major source of income for the last two years. He also does some farming, which gives him more income to meet the needs of his family.

Johnson has requested a loan to buy a piece of a forest where he will get firewood for burning charcoal. He has future aspirations of acquiring a machine for quicker tree cutting. Johnson is hopeful that his future will be bright.

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This loan is part of UGAFODE's program for clients who live in isolated rural areas with limited access to financial services. Uniquely, UGAFODE focuses its efforts on agricultural areas in Uganda that are over 50 km from their branches, providing loans to both groups and individual borrowers. The organization believes that the risk of offering services to remote clients is outweighed by the benefits to customers and their often underserved communities.


About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 224
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,541.3
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Johnson to buy a piece of forest.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 7, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014