Mustarfa is a 51-year-old married man living in Bundibugyo, Uganda, with eight children. He has been in cocoa farming since 1996. He also gets a side income from cocoa products, which he buys from others and sells to the factory.
Unpredictable weather changes and price fluctuations affect his business growth, while his desire is to become the leading cocoa producer in the area. Mustarfa intends to use the loan to prune his garden and buy cocoa 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.