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Gertrude, age 48, is a farmer. She lives with her husband and family in Fort Portal, Uganda. For the past 20 years, she has also operated a retail shop business to earn additional income. With the proceeds, she has managed to pay the school fees of her children, who are now enrolled in higher institutions of learning.

Price fluctuation and inadequate capital pose challenges to Gertrude, but she is determined to realize her vision of seeing all her children graduate and acquire reputable jobs.

Gertrude intends to use the loan to pay education costs for her children.

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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
  • 83
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,579,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,677.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Gertrude to pay education costs for her children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013