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Lawrence is a 42-year-old married man with eight children living in Kasese, Uganda. For seventeen years now he has been a teacher and he was inspired into service by his desire to nurture young people. To supplement his low salary he practices farming and grows mainly food crops and sells the surplus. Price fluctuation and unpredictable weather conditions affect his crops while his dream is to expand his agricultural practices. Lawrence intends to use the loan to buy land for farming.

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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
  • 199
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,415,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,633.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Lawrence to buy land for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015