A loan of $200,000 helps to increase incomes for over 600 smallholder maize farmers in various regions of Uganda.


Rabboni Group Limited's story

Maize is the most highly cultivated crop in Uganda, grown by over 3.6 million agricultural households. More than 80% of maize farmers lack access to adequate storage facilities for grain. Trade is largely informal and unregulated. Prices offered to farmers at harvest are barely enough to break even, locking farmers in a vicious cycle of poverty.

Rabboni Group Limited bridges the market gap between large maize off-takers and smallholder farmers in Uganda, adding value to the maize supply chain through efficient aggregation and processing services. Rabboni purchases and aggregates maize grains from thousands of smallholder farmers across Uganda through cooperatives. In addition, Rabboni operates collection centers in every central town in Uganda that serve as markets for farmers' grains. The grains are processed and sold to large market off-takers in Uganda. Due to the economies of scale achieved through logistical optimization, Rabboni can offer farmers premium prices for their maize.

In 2020, Rabboni lost its primary credit line due to the COVID-19 pandemic and requires Kiva to provide working capital financing in the interim. With the loan, Rabboni will be able to buy 611 metric tons of grain from over 600 farmers and satisfy unmet customer demand. Rabboni will also purchase 19 metric tons of improved seed for 950 farmers.

This is Rabboni's second Kiva Social Enterprise loan. You can view Rabboni's previous loan here.


This loan is special because:

It enables higher yields and incomes for an additional 600+ Ugandan farmers.

Luke Seidl, Kiva staff

Luke Seidl
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.