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Jane is a 35-year-old woman living in a small town called Masindi, Uganda. Jane is married to a pump attendant and together they have five children. Looking after five children in an economy like Uganda’s means she and her husband have to work hard to make ends meet for the family. Jane operates a hardware shop in which she sells cement and iron sheets among other items. She has been in the business for five years and she says it’s a good business with hardships faced during the rainy season when construction is halted, thus affecting her sales. This is her first loan from HOFOKAM, intended to enable her to buy iron sheets and cement for resale in her shop.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,282,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,077.4
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Jane buying iron sheets and cement for resale in her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010