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Sophia B. is an individual client from Kampala. Her dream is to build and expand her business selling second hand clothes. She has been operating for the last three years in the old taxi park and in Kalerwe-Kampala. Sophia is a single mother of two school-going children. Her plan is to buy more clothes to resell once she receives this loan. She credits her cousin with helping her get off her feet in this business. Prior to beginning this business, she was selling mostly gomesi, which is a garment particularly in high favor with old women in the rural areas for traditional functions. Her small business, notwithstanding its many challenges, generates close to 150,000 UGX a week. She attributes this to hard work, good customer care and a sense of friendliness. She says this loan will come in handy in helping her expand her business. In her estimation, she will be able to buy more clothes and establish a vantage place for her growing business, which means more profits.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 151
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,625,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,263.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Sophia to purchase more bales of second hand clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2010
Sep 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011