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M. John is 40 years old and runs a formidable business venture in the form of a general store in Ikoba trading centre, Kyenjojo. This business enables him to earn money to meet his daily needs.

It is always difficult for many people in this area to settle and create their own livings. This leads many to spend time drinking alcohol and gambling. However John is different. His economic obligations and responsibility to his seven children and family have made him settle for business.

John used the small capital from his previous transportation business to start his retail shop, which now brings in 120,000 UGX monthly. He is seeking a loan to expand his business by purchasing more stock since there is ready market from customers. He is also looking at setting up a fuel pump station when he gets enough capital in the future.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 125
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  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,255.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped John to purchase more stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2011