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Total loan: $23,250

Paul

Lira, Northern Region, Uganda / Services

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A loan helped to provide clean drinking water access and employment in Northern Uganda.


Paul's story

Paul is a family man with one wife and three children. He is a commercial farmer specialized in animal rearing, mainly goats, tree planting and cultivation of mixed crops.

He has had a longtime dream to invest in a water business, especially production, packaging and distribution as a sole owner.

However, it has not been easy given the cost implication. When he learnt about Jibu water, he took an interest in understanding its business model and strategies more deeply.

He was convinced that this model identifies strongly with his interest, especially offering quality and low-cost water to the community.

This loan will fund all the necessary costs to get Paul's franchise up and running, including storefront build-out, staff training, support overhead and sourcing including shipping and installation of his Jibu water filtration unit.

Jibu is a social enterprise pioneering a powerful new model that capitalizes and equips entrepreneurs in emerging market communities to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities, with water as an anchor product.

The company’s vision is to train, finance and grow a network of co-invested business owners like Paul, who will revolutionize the way critical resources are leveraged to develop essential infrastructure in emerging markets.

You can see Paul in Photo #2. Other photos are customers and employees at Jibu franchises.

Photos by Sandro di Carlo Darsa / Tigre.