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Reuben is 58 years old and lives in Nyakabare, Kebisoni town – Rukungiri District. Reuben grew up in this place with his parents who were local peasants and grew crops for both trade and home consumption. Later he also has done the same as a grown-up for very many years now.

In 1997 he started his coffee nursery bed projects on a small scale due to limited capital which affected his profitability. Then 1998 he joined UGAFODE Micro finance Limited (MDI) to get a loan with an intention of expanding his project. With the financial assistance extended to Reuben to expand his project, he was able to start zero grazing due to the profitability from the coffee project.

Reuben now has three cows on zero grazing and he has been able to educate his children using the profits obtained from the coffee plantation projects when he sells the seedlings to a National Agriculture Advisory project (NAADS)

Reuben also obtained this loan to inject it in the seedling projects in order to increase the business profitability. He will use this particular loan to buy organic manure that he will mix with the local soil to improve the quality and size of his seedlings.

He appreciates the support given to farmers which has enabled them to improve their standards of living.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of UGAFODE's green loan program, giving Ugandan farmers the support they need to grow and process organic fruits and vegetables. Funds will be used to obtain critical resources like processing equipment, mulch and organic seedlings to reduce waste water contamination and improve consumer health. The green loan program also helps clients combat regional problems like deforestation and over-fishing.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 81
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,534,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,657.6
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Reuben to buy organic manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014