Rufino is a 64-year-old, hardworking, married man living in Masindi, Uganda. He has 10 children. The responsibility of looking after the family rests on him, alone, and his dream is to educate his children to attain degrees, as a minimum qualification.
He is a farmer but also does fishing in order to raise money for the family. He has challenges of price fluctuation and high license fees by the Fisheries Ministry. Rufino intends to use the loan to pay workers and to buy seeds for planting.
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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.