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James is 54 years old, married man, and has eight children. He lives in Kamwenge, Uganda and has a dairy farm from which he earns his main income. He also sells bulls and buys milk from others to meet the demand.

James is requesting a loan, which he will use to purchase land to expand his farm. He faces challenge of unpredictable weather changes, pests, and diseases. He has a dream of educating his children to the university level and expand his land for grazing.

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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
  • 288
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,076,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,474.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped James to purchase land to expand his farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Mar 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014