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Mwapiri is a thirty-seven-year-old married woman with seven children, and only three of them attend school. She has operating a food stall for five years and with the profits she has been able to pay school fees for her children. She began the business to supplement her farming activities and the business has been very lucrative despite challenges of unpredictable weather changes and price fluctuation.

Mwapiri's dream is to have a food store that can sustainably supply her customers all year round. Mwapiri intends to use the loan to buy food to sell.

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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
  • 149
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,982,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,563.5
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Mwapiri to buy food to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
May 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 9, 2014