Alfred is 59 years old, married, and has thirteen children. They live in Masindi, Uganda. He is a farmer, and also earns a salary from teaching. Like most farmers, he is challenged by unpredictable weather changes and price fluctuations that affect his growth.
His dreams are to educate his children up to the university level, and to venture into modern commercial farming to earn extra income. Alfred intends to use this loan to pay workers who are plowing his land for the next season.
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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.