Fred is a 29-year-old, government employee, who works as a primary school teacher. He has been in service as a teacher for two and one-half years. He is a father to two children, married, and lives in Kagadi, Uganda. He was inspired to enter the teaching profession by the respect it commands among the community members in Uganda.
In order to supplement his low salary he ventured into the coffee-growing business, despite the challenges of price fluctuations and high operational costs. His dream is to buy land and grow coffee on a large scale. Fred intends to use this loan to buy land for farming.
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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.