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John

Update on John

John is a 45-year-old married man with nine children living in Kasese, Uganda. For six years he has been milling cassava flour and selling it to various markets. John uses the proceeds to pay school fees for his children and buy land for farming. Unpredictable seasonal weather changes and price fluctuations affect his business.


John, who used his previous loan to buy cassava flour to sell, has requested a new loan for the same purpose. His goal is to own a food store that can sustainably supply the whole region.

Previous Loan Details

John is a forty-five-year-old married man with nine children living in Kasese, Uganda. For six years he has been milling cassava flour and selling it to different markets. With the proceeds he has been able to pay school fees for his children and buy land for farming. Unpredictable seasonal weather… More from John's previous loan »

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.
 

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 141
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,666,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,568.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped John to buy more cassava flour to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 22, 2013
Listed
Sep 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014