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Gilbert has been running a retail shop for four years. He got the initial capital after selling off his plot. Price fluctuations, inflation and inadequate capital to purchase stock are his major challenges. His business goal is to expand his business into new markets. Gilbert wants a loan to buy general merchandise such as rice and sugar to sell.

Gilbert is a 42-year-old businessman, married with three children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. His personal goals are to educate his children to university level, build a permanent house for his family, and buy a car to transport his commodities to his customers.

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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
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,470.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Gilbert to buy general merchandise such as rice and sugar to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2012
May 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2012