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Usuf is a 30-year-old government employee who works as a security guard. He is married, the father of two children and lives in Kagadi, Uganda. He has been in his current line of work for one year and was inspired to do this type of work by his desire to keep the peace and earn money for his family. His main challenge is a low salary, and his dream is to increase his income by venturing into the transportation business. Usuf is requesting a loan to buy a motorcycle to begin providing transportation services.

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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
  • 234
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,031,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,583.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $625 helped Usuf to buy a motorcycle for this ransport business.
52% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: