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Thomas is a forty five year old hardworking man who has six children. He lives in Kamwenge, Uganda. He has personal goals of educating his children and building a permanent home. He is currently living in a house made out of reeds.

Thomas operates a retail shop. He started with 500,000 shillings and currently, his business is worth 2,000,000 shillings. His main hardships are price fluctuation and inadequate capital to meet the increasing demands. Thomas would like to diversify into farming by venturing into mechanized agriculture and owning a wholesale shop. He intends to use the loan to buy soap, sugar and other items to sell.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 178
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,667,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,495.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Thomas to buy soap, sugar and other items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2012
Sep 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2013