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Saverino is a forty-eight-year-old married man with eight children living in Kasese, Uganda. He has been dealing in agriculture for eleven years and works ten hours a day. After realizing that the only lucrative business is agriculture, he decided to buy land and venture into working it and has since reaped tangible benefits. Like most farmers he has challenges of unpredictable seasonal weather changes and has recently been affected by the banana wilt disease devastating his plantation.

His dreams are to educate his children and rehabilitate his banana plantation by cutting down the affected plants and planting new banana stems. Saverino intends to use the loan facility to rehabilitate his banana plantation.

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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.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 194
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,475.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Saverino to rehabilitate his banana plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013