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Kasiimu is a married man of 48 years old. He lives in a rural area with his family and he has ten children, his children are aged 25, 23, 20,18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6. Six out of ten are still attending schools.

Kasiimu is a farmer who deals in agriculture specifically matooke growing and he supplements his family income with cereal farming that is seasonal.
Kasiimu started his agriculture business in 1984 and since then he has been able to achieve a lot out of it.

He started his agriculture business because the land for him to cultivate on a large scale was available; he says his clients are traders from the city. And he has acquired this loan in order to buy fertilizers for the banana plantation so that he can get high yields. Kasiimu hopes to be the largest supplier of bananas in the whole district.

Kasiimu faces the challenge of lack of enough money to maintain his banana plantation and poor weather conditions which affect the crops.
He describes himself as a hard working and honest man.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 195
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,494.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Kasiimu to buy fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014