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Felista, 41, is a single mother to three children aged between 8 and 16 years. She owns a boutique where she sells clothes and shoes. A resident of Kagadi, Uganda, she has been in this business for 14 years, and she supplements her earnings with rental income from her house. As a divorced mother, she plans to invest in real estate to secure her children’s future. Inadequate capital is a major challenge to her business. Felista intends to use this loan to buy clothes to sell.

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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
  • 235
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,036,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,695.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Felista to buy clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2013