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Mathew, 38, is married and has five children, four of whom attend school. He also cares for four orphans who live with him in Kasese, Uganda. He is a hardworking man who is determined to change his future and that of his children through education.

For five years Mathew has been a teacher, and with the money he has earned he has been able to buy the land upon which he grows crops. He says that since farming is seasonal and his teaching salary comes at the end of the month, he has difficulty meeting his family’s day-to-day expenses.

To help resolve this problem, Mathew would like to set up a shop in which to sell general merchandise. He is applying for a 2,800,000 UGX loan from HOFOKAM to buy stock such as soap, sugar and cooking oil to sell.

Mathew’s goals are to own a wholesale shop and venture into mechanized farming.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 210
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,565.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Mathew to buy general merchandise and so set up shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2014