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Violet is a 47-year-old married woman with seven children who lives in Kasese, Uganda. She is a farmer who grows bananas for commercial purposes. With the proceeds, she has been able to buy more land to expand her plantation.

As it is every responsible mother's dream, Violet desires to educate her children up to the university level and see them graduate with degrees. She says that her plantation is not sufficient to supply her increasing customers. That is why she has to buy from other farmers. Violet intends to use the loan to buy bananas to sell.

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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
  • 191
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,675.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Violet to buy bananas to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013