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Pilidasi is a 53-year-old widow living in Bundibugyo, Uganda. She is a food vendor and works eleven hours a day. She gets additional income from cocoa farming. Price fluctuation and inadequate capital affect the business.

Her personal plans are: educating her children up to the university level and building a permanent house for residence, since they now live in a mud-wattled house. Her business plan is to own a food store that can supply her customers in a way that is sustainable all year round.

Pilidasi intends to use the loan to buy building materials such as sand and bricks for construction of her house.

Additional Information

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 136
    View loans »
    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,940,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,624.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Pilidasi to buy building materials such as sand and bricks for the construction of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 22, 2013