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Simon is a male Ugandan aged 32 and married with 7 children between 10 and 1 years old living in Kagadi, Uganda. He operates a wholesale and retail shop in Kagadi where he sells general merchandise. He does farming to supplement his income. His dream is to construct a good permanent house but his major challenge is stiff competition from similar businessmen. Simon is requesting a loan to buy general merchandise like soap, water, salt and sugar 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
  • 187
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,587.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,175 helped Simon to buy soap, water, salt and sugar to sell.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2013