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Jimmy is a 34-year-old married man with 1 child living in Fort Portal, Uganda. He operates a retail shop and also sells second hand clothes, mainly ladies wear, alongside earning salary as a civil servant. He mainly faces challenges of limited capital and ever changing customer preferences while his dreams are to build a house, set up a poultry project and own a wholesale shop. Jimmy intends to use the loan to buy cement, sand and pay workers who are plastering his house.

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 202
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,706,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,533.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Jimmy to buy cement, sand and pay workers who are plastering his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Nov 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014