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Ben has a well-stocked retail store in the village of Kayunga, and has operated the store for five years. He is married with 6 children. He understands the need for serving his community as he has a strong customer base. Kayunga is a village removed from the larger city of Kampala and stores like Ben’s are needed to make sure that the local villagers have essential food and hygiene items. He tries to stock items that his customers desire including the staples of sugar, soap, posho, rice, and cooking oil.

Ben's future plans are to build a commercial building, both to enlarge his business and to eliminate the paying of rent. For now, he plans to buy more food staples and personal hygiene items for his store with his loan. He has been a borrower in his lending group for the past year and a half and has had no problem repaying past loans.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,705.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Ben to buy more food stuffs such as sugar, soap, maize flour, rice, cooking oil, and personal hygiene items for his retail store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2007
Nov 13, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 28, 2008