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Edith is a farmer, aged thirty-six years. She has done farming since 2000, and she says it has rewarded her. She mainly grows tomatoes, which she takes and sells in the markets at a profit. She works five days per week and gives the business an average of five hours per day.

In addition to farming, she also makes and sells locally made cookies, which gives her more income. Her business is located in a rural area in Bushenyi District. Edith started this business with a motive of supporting her husband.

She would like to buy chemicals to apply on the tomato garden so that she can harvest much.

Her clients are mainly the local people in Kiyanga. She has hopes of successfully paying tuition for all her children. Her challenge is the perishability of what she deals in, since she sometimes has losses. She also has bad debtors who never pay on time, but she hopes that the challenges will be overcome.

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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.

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  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 201
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,530.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Edith to buy organic chemicals for her tomato garden.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2013
Nov 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014