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This loan is part of WANA Solutions' effort to empower women entrepreneurs in rural regions of Uganda to start their own liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sales businesses with training and hands-on support from staff. Currently, most women in rural Uganda spend much of their day cooking over open fires. This damages their health and limits their ability to engage in other income-generating activities.
Under this program, each borrower will receive her loan in-kind, as LPG equipment. Each loan includes one metric ton of LPG, 80 cylinders of varying sizes, 10 regulators, 10 meters of hosepipe, as well as other clean energy accessories such as stoves. By funding this loan, you are playing an important role in providing a woman in Uganda with the means to increase her income and improve her own living standards and those of her family.
This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit
About Wana Solutions:Wana Solutions joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.
More information about Wana Solutions Wana Solutions (WANA) is a Ugandan enterprise that distributes Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) to rural and urban populations across Uganda, replacing harmful biomass energy with clean technologies. Committed to increasing access to cleaner, safer and more efficient energy, WANA operates 40 outlets across five districts in Uganda, providing affordable LPG resources to families, businesses and saving and loan cooperatives.
Kiva lender’s funds will help WANA to create two new loan products, reaching more families and organizations across Uganda in different ways and reducing the country’s current reliance on harmful and polluting fuels. These loans are the (1) Household and Small Business loans that help end users purchase the necessary equipment begin using LPG in their homes or businesses and (2) Franchisee loans to women entrepreneurs, who will receive training and hands-on support to start their own LPG sales businesses.
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