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JohnMary is 58 years old. He lives in Kyenjojo, Uganda. He is married and is responsible for taking care of six children. Since 2003, he has been farming, mainly growing tea. He has hopes of expanding his farm and starting up a tea factory, so as to add more value, though he faces the challenges of weather changes and low prices. JohnMary is applying for a loan to pay the workers who pick his tea.

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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
  • 220
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $32,044,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,588.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Johnmary to pay the workers who pick his tea.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014