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Ernest is a 44-year-old married man with seven children, living in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He has been in business for 8 years, dealing in buying and selling local brew, maize, Irish, and milk.

In addition to the above, Ernest has a retail business selling household items like soap, salt, utensils, and sugar, among other things. His business is in a rural area where there is less competition.

He began his business to increase his family income, so he could educate his big family. He hopes to own a wholesale shop and venture into commercial farming, despite the challenges of inadequate capital and high license fees.

Ernest intends to use the loan to buy land for farming.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 261
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,806,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,710.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Ernest to buy land for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2013