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Benon is a 47-year-old farmer with six children, ages 18, 15, 12, 10, 08 and 04 years old. He mainly grows bananas, maize, and beans for household and commercial purposes and has been doing since 2002.

Benon requests a 500,000 loan to buy materials to complete his residential house. He wants to complete this house so that the family can live in improved living conditions as opposed to his current condition.

His dream is to expand his farming to a commercial level so that he can have good returns from the business. However his challenge is the changing seasonality in agriculture plus the fluctuation of the prices for produce on the market. In the photo is Benon (right) with the Ugafode credit officer (left).

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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.

About Housing Loans

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
  • 131
    View loans »
    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,604.3
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Benon to buy building materials for his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
May 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014