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Abusolomu is a 32-year-old married man with four children living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. In order to support his growing family, he decided to start a retail shop and with the proceeds he has been able to buy land and pay school fees for his children. Like most traders, he is challenged by inadequate capital to meet the demand and by price fluctuations while his dream is to trade wholesale.

Abusolomu intends to use the loan to buy maize, cassava flour, sugar, rice and baking flour to sell.

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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
  • 192
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,474.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Abusolomu to buy maize and cassava flour, sugar, rice, and baking flour to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013