A loan of $1,375 helps to buy cows for fattening and then selling, so that he can support his siblings.


Alex's story

Alex, aged 26 years, is a single man with no family yet, but he is living with one dependent and supports his younger siblings. He is a resident of Lyantonde, where he carries out his activities.

Alex dropped out of school after senior four because his family could not afford to keep him in school. His father advised him to start cattle-keeping because it has been a family business for generations. When Alex was 18 years old, his father gave him five cows to start, and the rest is history.

Alex has managed to expand his farm through hard work and proper handling of his finances. His income is mainly from milk sales and cattle fattening.

He has applied for a loan of 5,000,000 UGX to buy more cows for fattening. Alex is confident that his income will increase, thereby bettering his family's livelihood. He appreciates the lenders for the financial support that will boost his business.

The extra person in the background of the photograph is Alex's cattle herder, who signed the waiver form.


This loan is special because:

It helps rural farmers to increase productivity and their income.

Rachel Lewis, Kiva staff

Rachel Lewis
Kiva staff



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