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Timothy is a 26-year-old married man with one child living in Bundibugyo ,Uganda. He is a teacher and has been in service for one year. Since he has been in the professional he has managed to buy land and pay dowry for his customary marriage. His other income-generating activity is cocoa growing and the crop has a ready market as the processing facilities are only 5 kilometeres from his plantation. His challenged with low salary and his personal goal is building a permanent residential house. The purpose of the loan is to purchase building materials like bricks and cement for his residential house.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 197
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,706,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,520.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Timothy to purchase building materials like bricks and cement for his residential house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2012
Oct 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2014