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Topista is a forty-seven-year-old widow with twelve children who rents a house in Kasese, Uganda. Ever since her husband died she has been solely taking care of the children amidst a number of challenges, and her dream is to educate them up to the university level.

She has had a bar for fifteen years, and it is profitable. Her hardship is the lack of enough capital to supply her increasing customer base, and her vision is having a lodge and modernizing the bar, plus educating children.

Topista needs the loan to buy beer for her bar.

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This loan provides farmers and low-income entrepreneurs from underserved rural areas with access to financial services. By supporting this loan, you allow more farmers and rural entrepreneurs to access capital.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 154
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,666,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,665.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Topista to buy beer for her bar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012