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James is a 68-year-old, married man who has three children. He lives in Kamwenge, Uganda. He is a farmer, and with the profits from that activity he has been able to educate his children. Like all farmers, he has the challenges of unpredictable seasonal weather changes and price fluctuations. His plan is to venture into modern farming activities and to start a retail shop. James intends to use the loan to buy land for cultivation.

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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
  • 213
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,028,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,665.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped James to buy land for cultivation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2013
Feb 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013