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Herbert is a twenty-seven-year-old, hardworking, man living in Kasese, Uganda. He is a banker and has been working for two years. He has always admired the banking profession and, when the opportunity came along, he felt it was a dream come true. During this time in service, he has been able to buy land on which he intends to build a family residential house. His major challenge is that the work is time consuming, as he reports to work at 8:00 AM and goes home at 9:00 PM and thus has limited time to go into business to earn extra income. Herbert is requesting a loan to buy building materials such as cement and bricks for his house.

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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.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 147
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,609,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,526.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Herbert to buy building materials such as cement and bricks for his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013