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Total loan: $825


Jinja, Eastern Region, Uganda / Food

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A loan helped to buy corn to sell at his produce shop.

Samwiri's story

Samwiri is 42 years old and a resident of the village of Iganga in Luuka District. He operates a produce store at a trading center. Samwiri is also a cattle trader in Luuka District.

He has been a client of UGAFODE since 2016 and has managed his loans well. Samwiri approached UGAFODE to request another loan in the amount of 3,000,000 UGX with the intention of buying corn while it is still in the field. His reason is that this is cheaper since he will be buying at the time of harvest. Samwiri will be able to sell at a good price, which will generate much profit. He appreciates the support of the lenders.