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Margret used the previous loan to buy manure to boost the fertility of the soil to increase production.She is 45 and married with seven children. Three of her children are below 18 years of age. She lives in her own house located in Fort Portal, Uganda. She is a farmer and has been farming for ten years. This has enabled her to buy more land and also start to build a new residential house. However, she is constrained by the climate change, which is causing uncertain seasons and prolonged dry seasons that lead to low yields. Her family dream is to increase her household's income level and her business dream is to become the leading farmer in the area. Margret intends to use this loan to buy paint and cement to complete her house.

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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.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 131
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,804,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,659.6
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Margret to buy paint and cement to complete her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014