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Harriet is 47 years old. She is a single mother. She has six biological children and has two additional children whom she adopted after her sister passed away. In total, she has five boys and three girls.

Harriet is a full-time housekeeper. She cooks and also helps take care of the five grandchildren of her employer. According to her friends, she is a fantastic cook.

Harriet is also a Solar Sister. Solar Sisters are female entrepreneurs who sell solar-powered products to their communities. She uses the profits that she earns as a Solar Sister to pay the school fees of her youngest children.

With this Kiva loan, Harriet will purchase more solar inventory that she will then resell to her community.

Harriet dreams of building her own house someday.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit

About Solar Sister

Solar Sister is a nonprofit organization that distributes clean, affordable solar technology while empowering women with economic opportunity. The organization sells a variety of solar products through a growing sales network of local women. It provides each of them with a “business in a bag” containing approximately ten products to be sold at a profit. Saleswomen repay Solar Sister for this initial inventory on a monthly basis.

Kiva loans are used to fund these upfront inventory kits, allowing Solar Sister to invest more of its revenue in growth. During the course of this loan, this Solar Sister Entrepreneur will sell the inventory she purchases with these funds, repay Solar Sister, and access more product. Borrowers that are reliable saleswomen may leverage these loan funds multiple times during the course of this loan.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,571,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,690.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Harriet to purchase solar-powered lanterns to sell in her community.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 21, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 7, 2014