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John is 48 years old and deals in farming to meet his family needs. He grows cabbages and rears cattle to get income that sustains the livelihood of his household. With the loan, he will buy fertilizer that will provide fertile soils to improve and increase the quality of his yields. His clients are the community members and highway travelers, his challenge is limited capital, bad weather and stiff competition. He is hard working and trustworthy. In the photograph, John is on the left in his cabbage garden, with Ambrose, the Ugafode credit officer, during site visitation.

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This loan is part of UGAFODE's green loan program, giving Ugandan farmers the support they need to grow and process organic fruits and vegetables. Funds will be used to obtain critical resources like processing equipment, mulch and organic seedlings to reduce waste water contamination and improve consumer health. The green loan program also helps clients combat regional problems like deforestation and over-fishing.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 148
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,609,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,670.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped John buy organic fertilizer and rent more farm land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013