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Silver is a 47-year-old married man living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. He buys and sells cocoa and has been in business for sixteen years. Since cocoa is a seasonal crop, he is challenged by price fluctuations, seasonal weather changes and high transportation costs leading to minimal profits.The client's personal goals are educating his children, building a permanent home and buying a car to ease his work. Silver is hopeful that if he can hire employees to help expand the business, move the business to a more permanent location, and expand the business into new markets, he would reap tangible profits.The purpose of the loan is to buy more cocoa 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
  • 2,500.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Silver to buy more cocoa to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2013