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Gelva is a 35-year-old married man from the town of Kagadi, Uganda. He owns a restaurant in the same town and is also employed by EMESCO, a local saving and credit cooperation. He began his business due to lack of restaurants in the area and the need to earn extra income. He dreams of buying land for farming and constructing a house for a residence. Gelva intends to use the loan to buy utensils for his restaurant.

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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
  • 291
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,111,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,654.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Gelva to buy utensils for his restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013