Gedion is a 48-year-old married man with six children living in Kasese, Uganda. After realizing from his own experience that many farmers had challenges accessing farm supplies, he decided to deal in agro chemicals and has been in business for seven years. The seasonality of his business is a major hindrance to achieving his vision, while his dream is to diversify and venture into extensive sorghum, maize and tomato crops which have a ready market. Gedion intends to use the loan to buy maize, tomato and sorghum 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.