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Joel is a 34-year-old married man with three children living in Masindi, Uganda. He operates a retail shop which he started five years ago and with the proceeds he has been able to pay school fees for his children and buy land. He faces a challenge of price fluctuations while his dream is to educate his children to attain degrees as minimum qualification and to own a wholesale shop. Joel is requesting a loan to buy general merchandise such as salt and soap to sell.

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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.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,654.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Joel to buy general merchandise such as salt and soap to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013