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Lydia is a Ugandan, age 35, and married with three children living in Kagadi, Uganda.

For fourteen years she has been working as a teacher, and with her meager salary, she has been able to pay school fees for her children. She also has a side business of a retail shop. Price fluctuation and inadequate capital are her major challenges, while her dream is to have a produce store.

Lydia is requesting a loan to buy maize, beans, and groundnuts to sell.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 146
    View loans »
    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,982,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,571.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,225 helped Lydia to buy maize, beans, and groundnuts to sell.
61% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: