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John is married and has eight children, four of whom attend school. His major source of income is from farming, which he has been doing since 2004. He started farming to earn a steady source of income to be able to pay school fees for his children. John is a hard working man and has seen the business grow steadily. To supplement his income, he trades in cattle. His major challenge is competition from other farmers

John requested a loan for 1,500,000 UGX, which he will use to buy mulches and manure and pay labor costs. With the loan, he will be able to harvest more than the usual quantities and earn more income providing financial stability.

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This loan is part of UGAFODE's green loan program, giving Ugandan farmers the support they need to grow and process organic fruits and vegetables. Funds will be used to obtain critical resources like processing equipment, mulch and organic seedlings to reduce waste water contamination and improve consumer health. The green loan program also helps clients combat regional problems like deforestation and over-fishing.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 118
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $33,852,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,600.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped John to purchase mulch.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 23, 2015