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Update on John

John is a 36-year-old married male with four children, who all go to school. He used his previous loan to buy sugar and rice to sell. John has been in this business (general store) for six years, working six days a week and eight hours a day. His business is located in a rural area. John also has a motorcycle transport business and does farming for additional income. John's main business challenges are weather and price fluctuations.

John is a hardworking man who needs a loan to buy Blue Band (margarine) and shoe polish to sell. He hopes to construct a residential house.

Previous Loan Details

John is a 35-year-old married man with four children living in Kasese, Uganda. He has had a retail business for five years. He also farms to earn additional income. He started the business for personal development and wants to look after his family by providing them with all the basic needs. He h... More from John's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 188
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,667,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,535.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped John to buy Blue Band (margarine) and shoe polish to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2014
May 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2015