John lives in Hoima, Uganda and is a father of three, two of whom attend school. He is a boda-boda rider and works seven days a week. He earns additional income from a retail shop. He started his business in 2001. He hopes to increase stock in his retail shop. Bad weather hinders his business. He is acquiring a loan to buy windows for his house.
About Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.