Total loan: $22,950


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Gulu, Northern Region, Uganda / Services

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

John's story

John has spent the last 3 years managing an island in Lake Bunyonyi which is found in Kabale district, Uganda. He has been supervising the day to day running of the facility, a large staff team and leads the business growth plans. As a Gulu native, John has always believed that a company like Jibu can excel there due to Gulu’s increasing development but lack of accessibility to quality and affordable drinking water. He was impressed by Jibu’s creative and empowering franchisee benefits such as, business training and continuous support. He is also very family focused which is why he is passionate about opening a Franchise in his home town. This loan will pay for all the items he needs to get his franchise up and running, including a storefront build-out, staff training, support overhead, and sourcing including shipping and installation of his Jibu water filtration unit. Jibu is a social enterprise that is 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 invested business owners like John, who will revolutionize the way critical resources are leveraged to develop essential infrastructure in emerging markets.