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Sylvia is a 39-year-old resident of Kyaliwajara, Uganda, Sylvia is a single mother and she is looking after four children single-handedly. With her jewelry business she has been able to send her children to school.
She started this business in 2007 as a source of income since she is the sole breadwinner of her family. She wants to be able to give her children an education since she separated from her husband.
She has managed the jewelry business because it doesn’t involve a lot of skills though she has a dream of growing her business by opening up other outlets. She also wants to increase her inventory to increase her income level.
Sylvia requested the loan to be able to pay for a plot of land where she wants to put up a residential house for herself and children.
Her neighbors applaud her as a very hard-working, determined and dedicated woman with a bright future.

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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.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,534,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,604.3
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Sylvia to pay for a plot of land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2013
May 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014