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Kahangi United Group
In this Group: Asia , Francis, Charles, Julius, George, Steven, Robert, Joyce, Ssemu, Resty, Margret, Patrick
Asia is 40 years old and the father of five children who lives in Fort Portal, Uganda. His personal goals are to educate his children and build a permanent home. For the last five years, he has earned a living by running a retail shop. He started as a market vendor but now has his own shop. His major challenges are price fluctuations, customers not paying on time and high fuel and transportation costs. However he has a goal of diversifying his business to include farming and wants to buy land on which to grow crops. Asia is requesting this loan to buy sugar, soap and beans to sell to his customers.

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Important Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 121
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,819,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,500.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
A portion of Kahangi United Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to buy sugar, soap and beans to sell.
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2012