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Alex is a 35-year-old hard-working man; he is married with three children, and he lives in Kyenjojo, Uganda. His main activity is farming: he grows maize for sale. Alex also operates a drug shop to earn additional income that helps him to buy supplies for his maize farm. Like most farmers, he faces challenges like price fluctuation and unpredictable weather changes that have affected his business growth.

Alex intends to use the loan to pay labor costs for weeding maize. His dream is to venture into modern farming methods.

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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
  • 287
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,111,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,720.2
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Alex to pay labor costs for weeding maize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 26, 2013