The following description was written by Moses Onyango, a volunteer with Village Enterprise Fund and partner representative for Kiva in Uganda:
Rose got a grant of 100 US dollars from VEF. She started straight away with her business of buying and selling produce.
She buys and sells the following items: millet, sorghum, rice, beans, dry cassava, peas, etc.
Most of the people in Uganda live by agriculture. So the only way for the community to raise money for supporting themselves is by selling off their food crops to the available market.
Uganda lies on equatorial region so this makes it to receive rain throughout the year. Thus people are able to plant and harvest their crops thrice a year. This gives RoseÃs business of produce to run all throughout the year.
She is able to raise some money out of her small capital to support her family.
Given the 500 US dollars, she will excel in her business very well.
She is capable of handling the loan and also to refund it back.