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Joseph

Update on Joseph

Joseph is a 22-year-old gentleman living in Kagadi, Uganda. He started in agriculture, then got the capital to start a retail business. He now has a retail shop that he has run for 2 years. He used his previous loan to buy sugar and salt for resale. He says inadequate capital is affecting the business.

Joseph's dreams are to build a permanent home, expand his business to new markets, and diversify into buying produce since there is a ready market. He intends to use the new loan to buy maize and beans for resale.

Previous Loan Details

Joseph is a 22 year old gentleman living in Kagadi,Uganda. He has a retail shop which he has run for a period of 1 year. He started in agriculture and then got capital and started a retail business. He says inadequate capital is affecting the business. Joseph would like to build a permanent home ... More from Joseph's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of HOFOKAM's program targeting poor and geographically excluded populations in Western Uganda. In addition to loans, it provides social and business training programs to low-income entrepreneurs and their communities. Since 2003, HOFOKAM has provided sustainable financial and non-financial services to promote social, economic and sustainable land development and improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations. The organization has a clear vested interest in underserved communities with its headquarters in rural Fort Portal and a number of branches in extremely remote areas.
 

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About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 232
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,033,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,587.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $1,175 helped Joseph to buy maize and beans for resale.
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 7, 2012
Listed
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Dec 11, 2012