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Irene is a 37-year-old single mother living in Masindi, Uganda. For eleven years she has been a teacher, and with her salary she has been able to educate her child and buy land.

Teaching has always been her passion and now that she is practicing, she feels contented despite the challenges of a low salary and poor working environment. She has plans to start a retail shop to supplement her salary and upgrade in her studies.

Irene intends to use the loan to renovate her house.

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Important Information

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 Housing Loans

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
  • 151
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,666,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,597.7
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Irene to pay for home improvement.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2013