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George is a male Ugandan, aged 29 years and married to Allen; they have three children ages seven, five and two. Two of the children attend school. He has no other dependents due to the high cost of living.

George deals in cassava produce. He has been in this business since 2008. He works 6 days a week and 12 hours a day. The business is located in Ruteete town where his clients come from. The business was started because he was inspired by his father. He also sells maize and beans to earn some additional income.

George wants a loan of 1,000,000 UGX to buy more produce for his business and also help him finish the construction of his house. He is challenged by the weather and price fluctuation of the maize, beans and cassava. He is hard-working and honest.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of UGAFODE”s Micro Mortgage Loan program.  Many of these clients are currently renting and these loans allow them to own their home and provide for their families. This may be their first home, or renovation to homes not fit for habitation.  By building and renovating, borrowers who utilize these loans have improved health and safety through a stronger structure and better protection from the elements.  UGAFODE offers these loans to cover essential costs like labour and material so borrowers can provide adequate shelter and sanitation facilities for their families.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,554.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped George to finish construction of his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013