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Godfrey is a carpenter. He operates a carpentry workshop in Muhoro village on the outskirts of the town of Kagadi. He started the business in 2009 after acquiring the knowledge from his employer and realizing that there was a high demand for furniture in the area. This is his primary source of income, although at times he is also involved in the sale of agricultural products. His primary challenge is limited business capital, which makes it difficult to meet the demand for furniture in the market.

Godfrey and his wife have four children, ages three, five, eight and 10. The three eldest are enrolled in school.

Godfrey is requesting a loan in the amount of 1,500,000 Uganda shillings, which he will use to buy timber for his carpentry business. This will allow him to meet the increasing demand in the market.

His dream is to expand his workshop to train youths in his village as well as eventually providing employment for them.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 205
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  • $32,762,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,644.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Godfrey to buy timber for his carpentry business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 4, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014