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Caroline

Update on Caroline

Caroline used the previous loan to buy clothes. She is a 44-year-old lady living in Kagadi, Uganda. For five years now she has been selling clothes. She started as a hawker in different markets, then got capital and rented a shop. She also buys fabric and makes trendy designs. Her business is profitable. She says inadequate capital and price fluctuations are challenges affecting the business. She would like to educate her children, build a permanent house for her residence and hire employees to help expand the business. Caroline is requesting a loan to buy clothes for tailoring and resale.

Previous Loan Details

Caroline is a 43 year old lady living in Kagadi, Uganda. For four years now she has been selling clothes, she started as a hawker in different markets then got capital and rented a shop. She says inadequate capital and price fluctuations are challenges affecting the business. She would like to ed... More from Caroline's previous loan »

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.
 

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 287
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,076,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,519.8
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Caroline to buy clothes for tailoring and resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 21, 2013
Listed
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014