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John is a hardworking, 34 year-old married man with 7 children living in Kyenjojo-Uganda. He got his start operating a small restaurant, which allowed him to save money for the general merchandise to stock the retail shop and to help him look after his family. John has six years' experience and he works at least 12 hours a day. His business is located in a trading center that attracts many customers. However, he has a challenge of inadequate capital to meet people’s demands. Therefore, John is requesting a loan to purchase sugar, soap, rice, salt, and sodas for the retail shop. John dreams of becoming a wholesaler and building a permanent residence for his family.

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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
  • 148
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,609,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,645.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped John to purchase sugar, soap, rice, salt, and sodas for his retail shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014