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Birungi is a 50-year-old widow with five children, living in Kasese, Uganda.

She has been in poultry business for 13 years. She also grows crops and rears cows to earn a living.

The high cost of feeds and inadequate capital pose a challenge to her vision of owning at least 1,000 birds and being able to supply the vast market. Birungi intends to use the loan to buy poultry feed.

A good parent that she is, she desires to educate her children to attain degrees as a minimum qualification.

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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
  • 204
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,580.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Birungi to buy poultry feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014