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Africano is a 53-year-old married man with eight children living in Kasese, Uganda. He has been operating a canteen business for seven years. His main customers are from a church congregation and the nearby schools. He also works at the church as an adminstrator. With his income, he has been able to pay school fees for his children and renovate his house. He hopes to educate his children and expand his business to new areas, despite the challenge of inadequate capital. Africano is requesting a loan to buy sugar, soap, salt, and matchboxes to sell.

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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
  • 131
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,804,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,583.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Africano to buy sugar, soap, salt, and matchboxes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2013