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Rovisa is a 30-year-old government employee who works as a parish chief. A mother to five children, all of whom attend school, she is married and lives in Kagadi, Uganda. She has been in this profession for 1 year and was inspired to service by her urge to become a social worker and serve her community.

She owns a pub from which she supplements her low salary despite challenges of price fluctuation and limited capital to develop her business. She has dreams of educating her children up to the university level and owning a hotel. Rovisa intends to use the loan to buy beer and sodas to sell.

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.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 264
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,047,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,720.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $975 helped Rovisa to buy beer and soda to sell.
73% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: